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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Guide to parents' legal rights on school attendance in England

I was disappointed to discover that The Advisory Centre for Education had closed due to lack of funding.

However, ACE Education Advice CIC & ACE Education Training LLP are new ventures set up by ex-staff to continue some of the advice and training services provided by The Advisory Centre for Education.

Advice and information for parents is available via an adviceline and the popular My Child in School advice booklets are still available for download.

Amongst these is the pdf format leaflet 'Guide to parents' legal rights on school attendance' as it applies to England.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Alternative resources

Keen to help anyone who needs support and advice, we think that some may find the Facebook environment suited to their needs.

Set up by Kay Mawson, who has appeared on UK TV, the site is closed, so offers some privacy, depending on users' privacy settings.

Kay is a mother of two children. She has experience of her son's condition but also of her daughter's... ADHD and her learning difficulties/troubles. She has a BSc Forensic Psychology Degree and MSc Forensic Psychology Degree. Currently she is working on a voluntary basis supporting offenders as well as supporting parents of school phobic children and pushing awareness.

The linked School Phobia, Refusal & Anxiety In Children website has some resources not covered here, and also offers a 'Guestbook' enabling parents and others to exchange views. There is also a link to Kay's TV appearance.