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We provide support and advice for parents of excluded children and for the child.

Current Department for Education advice regarding all aspects of exclusions are included in the Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units guidance.   

This guidance details the legal responsibilities for those who exclude students from educational settings, including:

  • headteachers
  • local authorities
  • governing bodies
  • academy trusts
  • independent review panel members
  • independent review panel clerks
  • special educational needs experts

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Contact details


01724 297502

Education Welfare Service
Church Square House
DN15 6NL

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 09/04/2018