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Parental responsibility: guide for schools and local authorities
Guidance for local authorities and schools dealing with adults who have legal rights and responsibilities for children at their school.
This guide is for:
- school 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 explains what to do when there are disputes between a number of adults, each claiming to have parental responsibility for a particular child.