Dealing with issues relating to parental responsibility

Guidance for local authorities and schools dealing with adults who have legal rights and responsibilities for children at their school.



This is for:

  • governing bodies
  • school leaders
  • school staff
  • local authorities
  • diocesan boards

It applies to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • local-authority-maintained nursery schools
  • academies and free schools

It is useful for schools and local authorities dealing with adults where each claims to have parental responsibility for a particular child.