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  • New Risk Assessment Tool on identifying FGM

    15 November 2018

    Islington Council, the NHS, the Metropolitan Police and the Manor Gardens Welfare Trust have published a risk assessment tool along with accompanying guidance for professionals in healthcare, education, social services and police to help in identifying Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).…

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  • Autumn 2018 Schools Update

    15 November 2018

    Welcome to the Autumn 2018 Schools Update. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • SEN exclusions - still possible?

    15 November 2018

    In the wake of the recent ruling in the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) in C & C v Governing Body of a School and Others the government has been warned by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission that many children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are being…

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  • New Guidance – Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006

    15 November 2018

    The practical application of the Government’s guidance on Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 (“DUCA”) has been a continued headache for schools. New DUCA guidance has now been issued with effect from 3 September 2018 and this helpfully removes the application of the ‘disqualification by association’ provisions from schools (which now only apply in domestic settings).…

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  • Serious Incident Reports – New Charity Commission Guidance

    15 November 2018

    The Charity Commission has issued updated guidance for charities (which will include most schools) on how to report Serious Incidents. At the same time the Commission has expressed concern that charities may not understand their obligations in this respect, meaning that reports are not being filed when they should be.…

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  • Migrant Advisory Committee publishes report on immigration law for international students

    15 November 2018

    The Migrant Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its review into the Impact of International Students on the UK. The report commissioned by the Home Secretary in August 2017, considers UK policy towards international students and makes recommendations about how to improve the Tier 4 student visa system in order to maintain the UK as a desirable destination for overseas students.…

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  • Why Everyone is Still Talking About Dreamvar

    08 November 2018

    Perhaps the title of this article goes a little too far; clearly not everyone is talking about Dreamvar. But it is certainly true that, nearly six months after the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Dreamvar , it is still generating a great deal of discussion.…

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