The Children Act 1989 places a legal duty on Local authorities to safeguard and promote the welfare of looked after children. This duty extends to promoting the child’s educational achievement and this information page will seek to explore the specific duties placed on Local Authorities in relation to the education of a looked after child.
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This page provides information on the duties of schools to support children and young adults with medical needs. It explains the law on illness-related absences, administering medicine within school and individual healthcare plans.
This page provides information on the law relating to child sexting or sharing indecent images or texts of children and contains advice on what to do if your child has been involved in sexting.
This guide provides information on the obligations of schools in relation to pupils with medical needs.
This page provides information on how schools can support children and young adults experiencing mental health difficulties and when a mental health difficulty can be considered a disability or Special Educational Need.
This how to guide sets out the steps that you can take to make a complaint against a school or teacher and how to escalate this matter further.
This page provides information on the duties of schools and local authorities to assess, identify and provide for a child’s special educational needs within school.
This how to guide sets out the steps that you can take to address disability discrimination in schools including how to make a claim to the tribunal.
This page provides information on what constitutes discrimination and explains the duties of education providers to not discriminate against pupils based upon protected characteristics.
This page provides information about when a child can be excluded and the obligations of the school.