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Dealing with Parental Responsibility disputes

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Schools can sometimes find themselves in the middle of disputes between parents. This information page is to provide advice to schools on parental disputes and relevant court orders.

Independent schools

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Independent schools are schools that are not funded or controlled by central government and local authority; instead they are funded by way of tuition fees, donations and investments. Independent schools are also known as private schools and public schools. The latter is an outdated term which is typically used to refer to the most prestigious independent schools.  Types of independent schools Boarding schools/Day schools A boarding school is an independent school which provides facilities for pupils to live in the school on a weekly, termly or flexible basis. A day school is an independent school which does not offer boarding…

Dealing with Parental Responsibility disputes

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Schools can sometimes find themselves in the middle of disputes between parents. This information page is to provide advice to schools on parental disputes and relevant court orders.

Child employment

Relevance: 10%      Posted on: 26th August 2016

This page explains the law on children and young people working including how old a child or young person must be to work, what type of work they can do and the maximum amount of hours they can work.

Bullying

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This page provides information on the duties of schools and Local Authorities to prevent and tackle bullying in schools and action that can be taken by a parent or child to address bullying.

Schools Information Guides

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What are they? The Child Law Advice Service offers a schools information service. For a small fee, this service provides school professionals with detailed information about their legal rights and duties in the form of our Schools Information Guides. Our aims are: To ensure that school professionals are in full understanding of their legal duties. To ensure that school professionals are clear on how to implement these legal duties. To ensure that school professionals are aware of the relevant law, guidance, advice and legislation to rely upon. We do not offer: A mediation service Representation Over the phone/Email or face…

Access to information

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This page provides information on the right of access to information about a child in relation to their education records, medical records and children's services records. 

Information pages

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Parental disputes Abduction Access to information Adoption (non-agency) Advocacy Child abuse  Changing a child’s surname Contact Domestic abuse Family mediation Legal aid for family law matters Legal aid if you have been a victim of domestic abuse Legal aid if your child is at risk of abuse Locating a child Parental responsibility Residence Special guardianship Travel and Relocation Testamentary guardianship Wardship Raising and caring for young people  Adoption Family and friends care Homelessness (16/17 year olds) Locating a child Parental Responsibility Private fostering Residence Section 20 Accommodation Special Guardianship Surrogacy Testamentary Guardianship Wardship Young carers Child safeguarding Advocacy Bullying Child abuse Child…

Legal Aid for educational law matters

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This page provides information on getting publically funded legal assistance for educational law matters such as discrimination, special educational needs or judicial review. It explains what legal aid is, when it is available and the type of help it covers.

Fair Access Protocol

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This page provides information on access to education through a Fair Access Protocol, how and when it can be triggered, and the process for doing so. What is a Fair Access Protocol? Fair Access Protocols ensure that all schools in an area take a fair and balanced approach when admitting vulnerable children, including those whose behaviour has been challenging. All schools (including Academies) must agree and participate in the Fair Access Protocol and will be expected to admit children above their published admissions number if the school is already full. Every local area is required to have a Fair Access Protocol in…

Complaints to Academy Schools

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What is the complaints procedure for a complaint against an Academy School? The government has issued Departmental Advice on making a complaint against an Academy entitled "Procedure for dealing with complaints about academies".  The Education & Skills Funding Agency is under an obligation to ensure that Academies stick to their contract with them, which is called an Education Funding Agreement. Below you will find a flowchart explaining the procedure for a complaint against an Academy school. Complaint against an Academy school - Flowchart open Request a copy of the School’s Complaints Policy and other relevant policies and take note of what this…

Supporting Mental Health in schools

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This page provides information on how you 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.

Addressing Domestic Abuse in schools

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This page provides information on the duties of schools to identify and tackle domestic abuse, including examples of good practice.

Addressing Domestic Abuse in schools

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This page provides information on the duties of schools to identify and tackle domestic abuse, including examples of good practice.

Transport

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This page provides information on the duties of local authorities to provide free school transport to children and young people.

Supporting pupils’ mental health in schools

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This page provides information on how you 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.

Preventing and tackling bullying

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This page provides information on the duties of schools and local authorities to prevent and tackle bullying in schools.

Preventing and tackling bullying

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This page provides information on the powers of schools to discipline their students for example the use of detention, seclusion or isolation, searching and screening students and reasonable use of force.

Education for looked after children

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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. 

Supporting children with medical needs in schools

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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.

Sexting

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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.

Mental health in schools

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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.

Complaints to schools

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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.

Providing for Special Educational Needs

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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.

Discrimination in Education

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This page provides information on what constitutes discrimination and explains the duties of education providers to not discriminate against pupils based upon protected characteristics.

Dealing with exclusions

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This page provides information about when a child can be excluded and the obligations of the school.

Dealing with exclusions

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This page provides information about when a child can be excluded and the obligations of the school.

Complaints to Maintained Schools

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What is the complaints procedure for a complaint against a maintained school?  Under section 39 Education Act 2002, a 'maintained school' means "a community, foundation or voluntary school, a community or foundation special school or a maintained nursery school". Every maintained school and maintained nursery must have a published written complaints procedure (section 29 Education Act 2002). The government has also issued Departmental Advice called "Best Practice Advice for School Complaints Procedures 2016", to help schools and Local Authorities understand their obligations under the law. Below you will find a flowchart explaining the procedure for a complaint against a maintained school.…

Providing for Special Educational Needs

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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.

Disability discrimination in education

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This page provides information on what constitutes disability discrimination and explains the duties of education providers not to discriminate against pupils on grounds of disability.

How-to Guides purchase options (old membership options page)

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Our How-to Guides provide information that is not available elsewhere on our website. These guides provide step by step instructions on how to try to resolve your issue. Pricing You can buy an annual subscription to the Child Law Advice website for £20, which will give you access to all of our guides for a period of one year or you can buy individual guides for £2. How does it work? Annual subscriptions and individual guides are purchased through PayPal. You don't need to have a PayPal account in order to use this service - you can pay with any standard debit or credit…

Child Law Advice guides

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Our How-to Guides and Schools Information Guides provide information that is not available elsewhere on our website. These guides provide step by step instructions on how to try to resolve your issue. The guides can be purchased individually or by annual subscription. Child Law Advice Service is a registered charity. All proceeds from the sale of these guides is used to fund our charitable work. To purchase How-to Guides   click here To purchase Schools Information Guides (for school professionals only) click here If you have already purchased an annual subscription and have been redirected to this page, please make sure…

How-to Guides

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What are they? How-to Guides offer additional information not found in our free information pages. They should be read alongside the information pages. How does it work? Individual How-to Guides can be bought for £2 per guide. An annual subscription, allowing access to all the How-to Guides for a period of one year, can be bought for £20. All purchases are made through PayPal. Please note that you don't need to have a PayPal account to make a purchase - using the PayPal guest option, you can pay with any standard debit or credit card. Please be aware that unfortunately…

Parental responsibility

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This page explains the law on parental responsibility, what this means in practice and how a person can acquire parental responsibility.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQ’s

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Where can I access the latest government advice and information? Education Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people Isolation guidance for residential educational settings Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020  Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak Maintaining education and skills training provision: further education providers Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers Coronavirus (COVID-19): free school…

Radicalisation in schools and The Prevent Duty

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This page provides information on the Prevent Duty placed on schools to safeguard pupils from radicalisation and being drawn into terrorism. It includes government definitions on terrorism, radicalisation and extremism and explains the obligations of schools to assess risk, train staff, educate pupils and refer to the Channel programme when there is a need for intervention.

Looked after children in schools

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This page provides information on looked after children and the obligations of schools in relation to looked after children.

Looked after children in schools

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This page provides information on looked after children and the obligations of schools in relation to looked after children.

Understanding the obligations of Children’s Services

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This page explains the duties of Children’s Services to act once a child protection referral is made. It explains the different investigations that can take place and the possible courses of action as a school you may need to be aware of.

Understanding the obligations of Children’s Services

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This page explains the duties of Children’s Services to act once a child protection referral is made. It explains the different investigations that can take place and the possible courses of action as a school you may need to be aware of.

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National offer day for Primary Schools is 16th April 2020. See our school admissions FAQ for advice.    Due to COV-19 we have changed our working practice, we will not be offering call backs and will be unable to call out. We will continue to be offering our email and telephone advice services but we are experiencing a high volume of enquiries, we would encourage you to email us if at all possible. We are doing our best to provide a service to as many people as possible during this time. Thank you. Please see our Coronavirus FAQ’s page for…

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Child Law Advice is operated by Coram Children's Legal Centre. We provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people in England. For full terms and conditions of our service please click here Family This section provides legal information and advice on family and children law matters in England. The information ranges from private law matters which includes contact, domestic abuse and adoption to public law matters including local authority involvement with children and child protection. Parental disputes open This section has information on the law relating to disputes about children such…

Special Educational Needs

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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.

Participation of young people in education, employment or training

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This page provides information on the law surrounding the participation of young people (16-18) in education, employment or training, including the various options available to ensure participation and the legal responsibilities of the Local Authority to encourage participation.

Bullying

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 9th June 2015

Bullying is a difficult experience for both pupils and their parents. It's important to know what steps you can take in these circumstances.

Advocacy

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the role of a child advocate, who can represent the wishes and feelings of children in local authority care. It explains who is entitled to an advocate and the expected standards of an advocate.