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The guide sets out:
what LAs should do to fulfil their statutory responsibilities
what early years settings should do to fulfil their agreement with the LA
how LAs and early years settings can support parents and children
Local authorities can add their own information to the application form and use it for foster parents applying for 30 hours free childcare for children in foster care.
‘Statutory’ means what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. You should follow statutory responsibilities unless you have a very good reason not to.