Specificity in the context of “education otherwise than at school” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 30th, 2022 in appeals, children, disabled persons, education, local government, news, tribunals by michael

‘Holly Littlewood analyses a recent case concerning specificity in the context of “education otherwise than at school” (EOTAS), and an unlawful delegation of responsibility for determining special educational provision in an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th Septembr 2022

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The school fines lottery for parents with absent children – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2022 in children, education, fines, local government, news, school children by michael

‘Parents in England whose children miss school face harsher penalties depending on where they live, a BBC Panorama investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2022

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Parents’ legal bid to ban sex education in schools fails

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in children, education, injunctions, judicial review, news, school children, Wales by tracey

‘A last-minute legal bid to block the teaching of relationships and sexuality education (RSE) in schools has failed. Five parents wanted to withdraw their children from the mandatory lessons from the start of the new term or stop the rollout of RSE altogether in Wales. At the High Court, judge Mrs Justice Tipples said an injunction would cause “very substantial disruption” just days before the start of a new term. A judicial review already granted to the group is scheduled for November.’

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BBC New, 1st September 2022

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Right to free period products becomes law in Scotland – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2022 in education, health, local government, news, Scotland, women by sally

‘Scotland has made public health history by making it the law for public settings to provide period products.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2022

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Appealing review decisions of the SEN Tribunal for Wales – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Upper Tribunal has confirmed appeals can be brought against review decisions of the SEN Tribunal for Wales. Matthew Wyard analyses the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2022

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Windsor and Maidenhead council caused mother ‘serious distress’ over education – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2022 in autism, compensation, education, local government, news, special educational needs by tracey

‘A council caused a mother “serious distress and anxiety” by failing to provide her daughter, who has special needs, with appropriate education for seven months. Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead will pay the mother £5,250 in compensation for the failures.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2022

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West Sussex council ordered to pay £2,000 to mother of child with special needs – BBC News

‘A mother of a child with special needs has been paid £2,000 by a council for failures involving his education, health and care plan. The mother – known as Ms C – turned to the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman after making a complaint to West Sussex County Council. The ombudsman has upheld her complaint, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2022

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Ofsted to get new powers to tackle illegal unregistered schools in England – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2022 in bills, education, government departments, news, ombudsmen, school children by tracey

‘New legislation would give the schools regulator powers to crack down on unregistered schools operating illegally in England, ministers say.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 6th, 2022 in animals, disabled persons, education, insurance, legislation by tracey

2022 c. 25 – Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Act 2022

2022 c. 23 – Subsidy Control Act 2022

2022 c. 21 – Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022

2022 c. 19 – Animals (Penalty Notices) Act 2022

2022 c. 18 – Down Syndrome Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 7th, 2022 in education, employment, energy, legislation, nuclear power by tracey

2022 c. 15 – Nuclear Energy (Financing) Act 2022

2022 c. 13 – Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Wales introduces ban on smacking and slapping children – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2022 in corporal punishment, education, news, school children, Wales by tracey

‘Smacking and slapping children has been outlawed in Wales, with people told to contact social services or police if they see a parent or carer meting out physical punishment.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2022

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Largest further education provider in London to appoint law firm to £1m contract – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 21st, 2022 in education, law firms, legal services, news by sally

‘The largest further education provider in London, Capital City College Group (CCCG), is to appoint a legal services provider to a £1m, four-year contract.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st March 2022

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Catholic boarding school has ‘serious failings’ over safeguarding – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2022 in alcohol abuse, clergy, drug abuse, education, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘An Ofsted report into a leading Catholic boarding school has found its safeguarding of pupils was “inadequate”.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2022

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UK government to scrap ‘BAME’ in response to race inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2022 in education, equality, government departments, minorities, news, racism, reports by tracey

‘Response to Sewell inquiry also lays out plans for greater police scrutiny and a “model history curriculum.” ‘

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The Guardian, 16th March 2022

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Catholic church bans visit by gay author to London school – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2022 in Christianity, education, equality, homosexuality, news by tracey

‘The Catholic church has banned a visit to a London school by a gay author and removed a number of governors who supported the event, in a move that has drawn comparisons to the notorious 1980s section 28 ban on “promoting homosexuality”.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2022

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Private school downgraded by Ofsted for its approach to social justice issues – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2022 in education, news, reports, standards by tracey

‘A leading London private school has been downgraded by Ofsted for placing more weight on teaching “social justice” than on learning “subject-specific knowledge and skills” while some pupils felt their views were “suppressed” in lessons.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2022

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Research Briefing: Special Educational Needs: support in England – House of Commons Library

‘This House of Commons Library briefing sets out the system of support for children and young people in England aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN).’

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House of Commons Library , 1st March 2022

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Council agrees to pay £3,600+ over failure to secure significant part of SEN support for autistic boy – Local Government Lawyer

‘A county council has agreed to pay more than £3,600 following a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) investigation into how a teenager on the autism spectrum was left without a significant proportion of his agreed special educational needs (SEN) support for up to three years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2022

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Parents in England who fail to register home schooling could face sanctions – The Guardian

‘Parents who choose to home educate but fail to register their child with the local authority in England are likely to face sanctions, under government plans for a compulsory national register of children who are not in school.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2022

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Ombudsman recommends county council pay nearly £7k after boy left without education for two years – Local Government Lawyer

‘A boy with special education needs who received “virtually no” education for two years should be given £6,900 in compensation by Suffolk County Council, an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has recommended.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th January 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk