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Communicating with separated parents

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Last updated on 28 November 2016
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How should schools communicate with parents who are separated? We look at DfE guidance on parental responsibility and set out schools' administrative responsibilities in relation to parents. We also relay expert advice on court orders which limit an estranged parent's right to information.

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  1. 1 All parents should be treated equally
  2. 2 What are the school's administrative responsibilities? 
  3. 3 Sharing information about a child with their parents
  4. 4 Obtaining parental consent for outings and activities
  5. 5 Separated parent policies: examples from schools

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