New Guidance for Schools on Parental Responsibility

Posted in : Quarterly Education Law Updates on 20 April 2023
Paul Upson
Napier Solicitors
Issues covered: Parental Responsibility

In this Quarterly Education Law Update, Paul Upson from Napier Solicitors considers updated guidance for schools from the Department of Education about who has parental responsibility for a child and what rights such individuals acquire as a result.


On 13 February 2023, the Department of Education issued Circular 2023/3 – Parental Responsibility: Updated Guidance for Schools (“the Guidance”). This article is a summary of the new guidance.

The guidance is designed to do two things. Firstly, inform schools about the law on parental responsibility (taking into account recent legislative changes). Secondly, to provide advice for schools on how to address issues raised by individuals

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This article is correct at 20/04/2023

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Paul Upson
Napier Solicitors

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