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The Coram Children's Legal Centre has produced this guide, which provides information on bullying, what schools are required to do to prevent it, and how schools should deal with it effectively. It also provides practical advice on what parents can do if their child is being bullied, and what to do if the school fails to support their child.
The Department for Education (DfE) has today (4 Jan 2013)issued new guidance on the provision of education for children & young people with health needs.
The Department for Education (DfE) has published new guidance on exclusion from school, which is effective from 1st September 2012. This version (June 2012) replaces the previous version published in April 2012.
The National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) has produced this briefing on behalf of parent partnership services. It provides an overview of what must and what may be provided for a young person as they transition into adult services.
The National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) has produced this briefing on behalf of parent partnership services. It provides an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005.
The National Parent Partnership Newtwork (NPPN) have provided a briefing for parent partnership services on transition. It covers education, employments, welfare, health and social care issues.
This leaflet from Ofsted explains how they may be able to help if you have a concern about your child's school, and you are not satisfied with the responses you have received from the school, Governing Body or the Local Authority.
Guidance from the DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families). A parenting contract is an agreement between a parent or carer and either the Local Authority (LA) or the governing body of a school. Your child's school or LA may offer a parenting contract if your child is truanting, if they have beenexcluded from school or if they have misbehaved at school.
Guidance on Education-Related Parenting Contracts, Parenting Orders and Penalty Notices from the DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families). Guidance and regulations relating to parenting contracts in cases of exclusion from or misbehaviour at school or truancy; parenting orders in cases of exclusion from or serious misbehaviour at school; and penalty notices for parents in cases of truancy or in connection with the whereabouts of their child when excluded.
A Bill to amend the Education Act 1996 in relation to the provision and publication of information about children who have special educational needs; and for connected purposes.
The ICO (Information Commisioner's Office) has produced guidance (attached) to dispel any confusion and explain parentsí rights under the Act. The guidance also provides advice for local education authorities and those working within schools, explaining that the Data Protection Act is unlikely to apply in most situations where photographs are taken by parents in schools.
All admission authorities must comply with the mandatory requirements of this Code and admissions legislation.