Working Together to Safeguard Children: changes to statutory guidance – Department for Education

Posted October 27th, 2017 in children, consultations, education, government departments, news, regulations by sally

‘This consultation seeks views on significant revisions to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ – the statutory guidance which sets out what is expected of organisations, individually and jointly, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. These revisions are being made largely to reflect the legislative changes introduced through the Children and Social Work Act 2017.’

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Department for Education, 25th October 2017

Source: consult.education.gov.uk

Local authority wins tribunal case over student accommodation and council tax – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Valuation Tribunal has dismissed an appeal by a student accommodation provider over the application of council tax exemptions to student flats.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th October 2017

Source: localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Islamic Faith School’s Gender Segregation Ruled Unlawful – RightsInfo

Posted October 16th, 2017 in education, equality, gender, Islam, news, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘An Islamic faith school which has a policy of separating girls and boys has been told the rules are unlawful.’

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RightsInfo, 13th October 2017

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UK gender inequality as bad as 10 years ago, EU league table shows – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2017 in education, employment, equality, gender, news, reports, sex discrimination by sally

‘Britain has made zero progress in tackling inequality between the sexes in the past decade and lags behind Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and France in the EU’s latest gender equality league table.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Making Britain the safest place in the world to be online – Ministry of Justice

‘Britain is to become the safest place in the world to be online thanks to new proposals announced today by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley.’

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Ministry of Justice, 11th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Audit lays bare racial disparities in UK schools, courts and workplaces – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2017 in crime, education, imprisonment, news, race discrimination, reports, statistics by sally

‘White teenagers are far more likely to smoke than their minority ethnic counterparts, Roma children are falling well behind their peers at school and black men face the highest likelihood of being found guilty in court.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ofsted reports on the inspection of services for children living with domestic abuse – Family Law

‘Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, and HM Inspectorate of Probation have published a report examining the multi-agency response to children living with domestic abuse, along with inspections of local area services.’

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Family Law, 20th September 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Do You Have a Right Not to be Expelled From School? – RightsInfo

Posted September 21st, 2017 in education, human rights, news, school children, school exclusions by sally

‘If you’re a conscientious and polite pupil, the chances are you’ve never even thought you could get expelled from your school. However, just when is a school allowed to show you the door?’

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RightsInfo, 20th September 2017

Source: rightsinfo.org

Up to a quarter of secondary schools break the law by failing to teach religious education, survey finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 18th, 2017 in education, freedom of information, news, statistics by tracey

‘Up to a quarter of secondary schools are breaking the law by failing to teach religious education, a new survey has shown, as one expert said the subject can be seen as an “easy loss” amid financial pressure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Council wins injunction against duo to prevent disclosure of school information – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 12th, 2017 in confidentiality, disclosure, education, injunctions, local government, media, news by tracey

‘The London Borough of Croydon has secured an injunction to prevent a former headteacher and an educational advocate from disclosing information about a school that it considers confidential.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th September 2017

Source: localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Calls for inquiry into grammar school that ‘unlawfully’ excluded students – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2017 in education, examinations, news, school exclusions by sally

‘Parents and former governors at a leading grammar school found to be systematically excluding pupils halfway through their A-level studies say there needs to be a full inquiry in order to restore confidence in the school.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Leading grammar school ‘unlawfully’ excludes pupils for failing to get top grades – Daily Telegraph

‘A group of sixth form pupils have hired lawyers to take on one of the country’s leading grammar schools for throwing them out when they failed to achieve top grades.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court approves £10k settlement over delays in providing sex education – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Protection has approved a £10,000 damages settlement plus costs to a man with Down’s Syndrome and an associated learning difficulty over delays in the provision of sex education.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Ofsted report recommending special measures quashed over complaint procedures – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2017 in complaints, education, news, reports by sally

‘A High Court judge has quashed an Ofsted report that judged a school to be ‘inadequate’ and recommended that it be placed in special measures.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Manager jailed for stealing £46,000 of school dinner money – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2017 in education, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A finance manager who stole £46,000 of school dinner money has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge rejects claim of failure to provide acceptable education for autistic boy – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 6th, 2017 in autism, education, local government, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a judicial review challenge brought against Wolverhampton City Council over an alleged failure to provide acceptable education for an autistic boy.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th July 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Term-time holiday legal battle has cost taxpayers almost £140,000 so far – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in costs, education, fines, government departments, holidays, news, school children by tracey

‘The government spent almost £140,000 of taxpayers’ money on a prolonged legal battle against a father who took his daughter out of school for a holiday during term-time, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Delegation – Education Law Blog

Posted June 20th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, education, news, universities by sally

‘Section 125 of the Education Reform Act 1988 provides that any institution conducted by a higher education corporation shall be conducted in accordance with Articles of Government. The Articles must make provision with respect to specified matters. They may make provision with respect to other matters. These other matters include procedures for the appointment, promotion, suspension and dismissal of staff.’

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Education Blog, 19th June 2017

Source: education11kbw.com

UK child abuse inquiry: three Catholic schools ‘should form case study’ – The Guardian

‘Three prominent Benedictine boarding schools – Ampleforth, Downside and Worth – should be examined as a combined case study for the UK child sex abuse investigation into the Catholic church, a preliminary hearing has been told.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Parental Disputes, Religious Differences and the Welfare of the Children – Family Law Week

Posted June 2nd, 2017 in children, education, families, Judaism, news, transsexuals by sally

‘Alex Verdan QC, Sam King and Ruth Kirby, all of 4 Paper Buildings, consider recent judgments in cases involving parental disputes resulting from one parent deciding to depart life in an Hassidic community.’

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Family Law Week, 30th May 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk