Pupil wellbeing, behaviour and attendance

Safeguarding pupils. First aid, bullying, exclusions, alternative provision and pupil referral units.


  1. School term and holiday dates

    Find your child's school term, half term and holiday dates on your local council's website

  2. School leaving age

    The age you can leave school in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

  3. School attendance and absence

    You can be prosecuted if your child has unauthorised absence from school - truancy, help with getting your child to school, and legal action to enforce school attendance

  4. School uniform

    What happens if your child doesn’t wear their school uniform, what to do if you think your child's being discriminated against or you think the uniform should change.

  5. Bullying at school

    Bullying at school and the law - what your school and the police must do about bullying and how you should report it

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Keeping children safe in education
  2. Working together to safeguard children
  3. Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills
  4. Child abuse concerns: guide for practitioners
  5. Protecting children from radicalisation: the prevent duty
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News and communications

  1. National mental health programme between schools and NHS
  2. Teachers say parents need help to resist off-rolling pressure
  3. New programme to protect children at risk of exploitation
  4. Edward Timpson publishes landmark exclusions review
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Research and statistics

  1. Permanent and fixed period exclusions in England 2017 to 2018
  2. Understanding child and adolescent wellbeing: a system map
  3. Multiple disadvantage and KS4 attainment: evidence from LSYPE2
  4. Post-16 aspirations and outcomes: comparison of the LSYPE cohorts
  5. Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Restraint in mainstream settings and alternative provision
  2. School exclusions review: call for evidence
  3. Character and resilience: call for evidence
  4. Children not in school
  5. Period products scheme: impact assessment
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Bullying in England: April 2013 to March 2018
  2. Schools, pupils and their characteristics: 2002 to 2009 data
  3. Absence rates by gender, age and free school meal status
  4. Safeguarding children and young people: memorandum of understanding between Ofsted and DfE
  5. Powers of entry: Department for Education report
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