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Settlement agreements

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Last updated on 1 September 2016
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What is a settlement agreement and what should it contain? We set out information from ACAS and others on settlement agreements, formerly known as compromise agreements, and look at what such agreements should include. You will also find advice on giving references as part of settlement agreements.

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  1. 1 What is a settlement agreement?
  2. 2 Fair negotiation of settlement agreements
  3. 3 What is normally included in a settlement agreement?
  4. 4 Who signs a settlement agreement on a school's behalf?
  5. 5 Providing a reference as part of a settlement agreement
  6. 6 Safeguarding guidance concerning settlement agreements

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