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Special Guardianship

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 16th July 2015

This page explains the situations where Special Guardianship might be appropriate to secure the long term arrangements for a child living with a person other than their parent. It explains the assessment process and support available.

Special Guardianship Order

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to become a Special Guardian for a child as well as how to discharge or vary a Special Guardianship Order.

Providing for Special Educational Needs

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

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.

Special Educational Needs

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: 26th August 2015

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.

Providing for Special Educational Needs

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

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.

Testamentary Guardianship

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This page explains how, in law, a person can be appointed to act as a guardian for a child in the event of a parent’s or a carer’s death.

Who’s who in the Family Court

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Judge A judge is the person who presides over (deals with) the proceedings. In the Family Court there are three levels of judges who are likely to hear your case. These are: Judges of the District Judge level – these are the judges that hear most family law cases. Judges of the Circuit Judge level – these judges are allocated cases which are considered to have additional complexity. They can also deal with some appeal cases. Magistrates – magistrates are ‘lay’ people from the community who have been recruited and trained to hear cases. They will not usually have a…

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.

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.

Contact with a child in care

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This page explains the law surrounding contact with a child who is looked after, including how to apply for contact with a child in care and what the court will consider.

Litigation Friends

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Litigation friends are required when a person lacks capacity to participate in court proceedings. This information page will explain who can be a litigation friend, specifically which circumstances require a litigation friend to be appointed and how to apply to be a litigation friend.  Introduction An individual who is involved in court proceedings (a 'litigant') must have the capacity in order to conduct those proceedings. In other words, a litigant must be able to participate in the proceedings insofar as being capable to convey their position, complete paperwork and understand the decisions of the court.  Children under the age of…

Type of Family Law Orders

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Private Children Law Orders Type of order Description Application form Guidance form Costs Child Arrangements Order Section 8 Children Act 1989 A Child Arrangements Order decides the arrangements for whom a child is to live with, spend time with or otherwise have contact with and when a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact with any person. C100 CB1 £215 Child Arrangements Order (Consent Order) If an agreement can be reached regarding the arrangements for a whom a child is to live with and spend time with then a Consent Order can be applied for. Consent Orders…

How-to Guides

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Appealing an Education Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Special Educational NeedsBullyingClaiming against disability discrimination in schoolsComplaints against children’s servicesComplaints to schoolsContactDeclaration of parentageEnforcement of an Order for contact or residenceSEN Needs Assessments & Education, Health and Care PlansParental responsibilityRemoval from JurisdictionResidenceSchool admission appealsSchool exclusionSpecial Guardianship OrderVariation and discharge of an order for contact or residenceIf you have any issues accessing your How to Guide following purchase, then please contact the team - clas@coramclc.org.uk who will be able to assist you. 

Raising and caring for young people

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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

Home-alt

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 3rd December 2015

Primary School National Offer Day is on Tuesday 16th April 2019 Please see our 'School Admissions FAQs' for further information. We also recommend our How To Guide on School Admissions for details on the appeal process.   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. 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,…

Court Bundles

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Court bundles are an integral element to family court proceedings as they contain a great deal of information that relate to a particular dispute. This information page will provide further advice on what the bundle is, who is responsible for preparing the bundle, what should be included in the bundle and the timetable for preparing and lodging the bundle.  What is a court bundle? Practice Direction 27A of the Family Procedure Rules provides guidance on court bundles.   A court bundle is a folder(s) which contains copies of all the documents which are considered relevant to a court case.  How should…

Understanding school transport

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This page provides information on free school transport to children and young people.

Understanding school transport

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This page provides information on free school transport to children and young people.

Home

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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…

Adoption (non-agency)

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This page explains the legal process of non-agency adoption which involves placements that have not been arranged by a local authority or registered adoption agency. It explains who can adopt a child, what is process in order to apply for non-agency adoption and post-adoption contact.  What is non-agency adoption Non-agency adoption is the name given to adoption applications which involve a child who has not been placed with the prospective adopter by an adoption agency.  The principal categories of non-agency adoption are: Step-parent adoption (application by the partner of the parent of a child) Applications by local authority foster carers Applications…

Information pages

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Abduction Accommodation for under 16s Adoption Advocacy Bullying Changing a child’s surname Child abuse Child Protection and the role of Children’s Services Child Protection Case Conference and Child Protection Plans Complaints to Academy Schools Complaints to Independent Schools Complaints to Maintained Schools Complaints to Schools Contact Contact with a child in care Direct Payments Disability discrimination in education Domestic abuse Education for children out of school Family and Friends Care Family mediation Hearings in the Family Court Home alone Home education Homelessness Litigants in Person  Local Authority duties towards children Parental responsibility Private fostering Residence School admissions School attendance and absence…

Family mediation

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 21st May 2015

This page explains the process of family mediation, when mediation is necessary and the expected standards of a family mediator.

Complaints against Children’s Services

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This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to make a complaint about the conduct or a decision of Children’s Services.

Parental disputes

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Abduction Access to information Adoption Advocacy Changing a child's surname Child abuse 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 Taking a child on holiday Testamentary guardianship Wardship Young people and medical treatment 

Family

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Parental disputes Abduction Access to information Adoption (non-agency) Advocacy Child abuse 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 Young people and medical treatment  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 Duties of Children’s Services   Advocacy…

Education

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Bullying Banning parents from school premises Charging for School Activities Complaints to schools Direct Payments Direction off-site for the improvement of behaviour Disability discrimination in education Discipline within school Discrimination in education Education for children out of school Education for looked after children Education of children outside of their chronological age group Home education Legal aid for educational law matters Managed Moves Mental health in schools National Curriculum at Secondary School Participation of young people in education, employment or training Radicalisation in schools and The Prevent Duty School admissions School admissions FAQ School attendance and absence School exclusion School meals School…

Managed Moves

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This page explains the circumstances in which a school can agree with a pupil and their parents/carers for the pupil to move schools or change their educational programme. It explains what this will involve and what might be included in a managed move agreement.

Understanding home education

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This guide aims to clarify the law on home education, in particular any procedures parents must comply with if they wish to home educate, in which circumstances home education is not permitted and services available for parents who select this option.

Parental responsibility

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you an unmarried father or step parent can take to get Parental Responsibility for a child including how to apply to remove Parental Responsibility.

Understanding home education

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This guide aims to clarify the law on home education, in particular any procedures parents must comply with if they wish to home educate, in which circumstances home education is not permitted and services available for parents who select this option.

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.

Arranging managed moves

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page provides information and advice on best practice for arranging a managed move for a pupil.

Arranging managed moves

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This page provides information and advice on best practice for arranging a managed move for a pupil.

Legal Aid for educational law matters

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 11th March 2016

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.

Abduction

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This page provides information on abduction and the unlawful removal of a child from the UK including how to prevent abduction, what to do if a child is abducted and how to lawfully remove a child from the UK.

Types of school

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This page describes the different types of schools in the UK and how they are funded and managed. It explains the difference between maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools.

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…

Complaints to schools

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page provides information on the duties of schools and Local Authorities to deal with complaints against a school or teacher and how the complaint can be escalated to higher authorities.

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…

Home education

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 26th June 2015

This page provides information on the procedure and requirements for home educating children.

Parental responsibility

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 27th May 2015

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

Printing problems

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 2nd November 2015

  The easiest way to print a How-to Guide is to use your browser's built-in print function: choose Print from the File menu, or use the shortcut Ctrl P (Windows) Command P (Mac). Doing this will produce a special print-friendly version of the page, without all the on-screen links and page furniture, to save you both ink and paper. If you prefer, you can use the Print this guide button found at the bottom of every How-to Guide page. Formatting your prints Please make sure your paper size is set to A4 for the best results. Some operating systems default to US Letter, which may produce unwanted spacing. You can change…

About Child Law Advice

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 6th June 2015

The Child Law Advice Service provides legal advice and information on family, child and education law affecting children and families in England. This service is provided via this website packed with how to guides and information pages. A dedicated intensive support telephone line is also available for complex matters and clarifying questions. We cover legal issues that may arise following relationship breakdown as well as Local Authority intervention and child protection issues.  Our education advice ranges from admissions issues to exclusions as well as what to do if your child is being bullied to how to get help for your child…

Mental health in schools

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 16th November 2015

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.

School admissions

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 5th August 2015

This page explains the legal definition of child abuse and the obligations of Children’s Services to investigate child protection concerns. It explains the different steps that Children’s Services can take to protect a child.

Section 20 accommodation

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 12th June 2015

This page provides information on the duties of the Local Authority to provide accommodation to children under the age of 16. It includes information of how the Local Authority will assess a child and the types of accommodation that can be provided.

Schools Information Guides – For Schools only

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 30th May 2016

What is it? The Child Law Advice Service now offers a schools information service. For a small fee, this service provides school professionals with detailed information about their legal rights and duties. 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. Please note the below information pages are for school professionals only   What we offer  We provide advice and information…

Wardship

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the situation where the High Court can become a legal guardian for a child under the power of Wardship.

Public Law Care Proceedings

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 8th September 2016

This page provides information on the powers of the local authority to take action to protect a child who is suffering harm or at risk of suffering harm. 

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.

Travel and Relocation

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This information page provides information on domestic & international travel and relocation. It will provide advice on the circumstances which require consent to be provided in order to travel domestically or internationally with a child and the options available if consent is not provided. Introduction NOTE: This information page provides the general legal position. There are circumstances in which a court order has terms included which are specific to the case in question and contradict the general legal position explained below. Therefore, consult the court order first (if there is a court order in place) as this will take precedence. …

Education for looked after children

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

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. 

School exclusion

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 15th July 2015

It is difficult to know what you can do when your child is excluded from school. This guide is here to help you understand your options if this does happen For the next few months we are asking parents of children who have been excluded to take part in a short survey about their experience of the exclusion process. This will help us feed into the government's review of school exclusions. If you would like to help us please click here   This guide applies to the following educational establishments in England: All maintained schools Community Foundation Voluntary Aided Voluntary Controlled Sixth…

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.

Family and Friends Care

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 16th July 2015

This page explains the law surrounding an arrangement where a child goes to live with a family member or friend and the obligations of the local authority to assess the carer for support and suitability.

Understanding your school’s Equality duties

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This page provides information on disability discrimination and aims to clarify the duties education professionals have in ensuring that children are not unfairly discriminated against in school.

Understanding your school’s Equality duties

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This page provides information on disability discrimination and aims to clarify the duties education professionals have in ensuring that children are not unfairly discriminated against in school.

School admission appeals

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 5th August 2015

This 'how to guide' is designed to help parents explore their options and navigate their way through the school admissions appeals process for both infant class size appeals and standard class size appeals. Knowing where to turn and what options are available, can be very difficult for any parent wishing to secure their preferred school placement for their child. My child has not been offered a place at my preferred school, what are my options? Please note applications to schools is governed by The School Admissions Code 2014. The Code applies to all maintained schools and most Academies although it…

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.

Transport

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 24th June 2015

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

Complaints to Academy Schools

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 7th September 2015

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…

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.

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…

Removal from Jurisdiction

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to lawfully move abroad with a child, including what the courts will consider under a Removal from Jurisdiction application.

Disability discrimination in education

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 11th June 2015

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.

Discipline within school

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 9th June 2016

This page explains the law on barring a parent from entering the premises of a school including how a parent can make representations about this and the consequences of breaching a bar.

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…

Dealing with exclusions

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

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

Dealing with exclusions

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

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

Direct payments

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 29th May 2015

This page explains the rules surrounding direct payments by the local authority to help with meeting a child’s needs.

School Meals

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 25th October 2017

This page provides advice on what the expected standards are in relation to food provided in schools in England, outlines the role of the Governing Body, and stipulates the legal requirements contained in legislation. 

Direction off-site for the improvement of behaviour

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This page outlines the power a school has to direct a pupil off-site to receive alternative educational provision in order to improve their behaviour.  Introduction  Section 29A Education Act 2002 is the relevant legislation in this area and this states the following:  “The governing body of a maintained school in England may require any registered pupil to attend at any place outside the school premises for the purpose of receiving educational provision which is intended to improve the behaviour of the pupil.” The legislation above does reference maintained schools and not academies. However, academies do have the power to direct…

School exclusion

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 15th July 2015

This page provides information about when a child can be excluded and the obligations of the school to review an exclusion and the right to appeal an exclusion.

Setting a school uniform policy

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This guide provides good practice examples for both maintained schools and academies.

Setting a school uniform policy

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This guide provides good practice examples for both maintained schools and academies.

Summer Born Admission

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 28th February 2019

What is summer born admission?  All children born between 1 April and 31 August are referred to as 'summer-born children' for the purposes of school admission. Children ordinarily start school full-time (reception class) in the September following their fourth birthday. While the School Admissions Code requires school admission authorities to provide for the admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday, a child does not reach compulsory school age until the “prescribed day” following their fifth birthday (or on their fifth birthday if it falls on a prescribed day). For children born between 1 September and 31 December, they…

Managing behaviour in school

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

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.

Managing behaviour in school

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

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.

School attendance and absence

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 26th June 2015

This page provides information about the law on school attendance and the powers of the local authority in enforcing school attendance.

Supporting children with medical needs in schools

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 16th December 2015

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.

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.…

Residence

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the law on deciding where a child is to live including the different types of living arrangements and explaining the family court orders for residence.

Bullying

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 9th June 2015

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.

Services for children leaving care

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the duties of the Local Authority to provide services and support for children who have been looked after once they reach the age of 16.

Dealing with school complaints

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As a school you may from time to time receive complaints. It is always important to address these in a timely manner with as little disruption to the child’s education as possible. As part of this an effort should be made to reduce as much animosity as possible between the school and the complainant.

Dealing with school complaints

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

As a school you may from time to time receive complaints. It is always important to address these in a timely manner with as little disruption to the child’s education as possible. As part of this an effort should be made to reduce as much animosity as possible between the school and the complainant.

Homelessness (16/17 year olds)

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 12th June 2015

This page explains the duties of the local authority to provide accommodation to homeless young people aged 16 or 17.

Bullying

Relevance: 1%      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.

Local Authorities’ duties in relation to Looked After Children

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This information page sets out the functions and responsibilities of local authorities under Part 3 of the Children Act 1989, which concerns the provision of local authority support for children and families. Specifically, this page will detail Local Authorities' duties in relation to care planning and placement decisions. 

Contact

Relevance: 1%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the law on spending time with a child when a relationship breaks down, including the different types of contact such as supervised or indirect contact and the family court orders for contact.