Useful Resources

Click on the paperclip icon or the title to download one of our information leaflets. Scroll down for our school-related factsheets. To watch any of the videos, just click the play button.

Are you concerned that your child may be taken into care?

IMPORTANT: this is a short guide to the main things you should know about children and local authority care proceedings.

Challenging social media hate speech

TM’s Equality and Social Justice Unit, access to justice series, information guide.

Your rights when pulled over by the police

TM’s Equality and Social Justice Unit, access to justice series, information guide.

School Exclusions

Any decision to exclude a pupil from school must be ‘lawful, reasonable and fair’.

When and why can the police stop and search you in the street?

This information guide gives you an insight into what the police are allowed to do when they stop and search you.

Have you been affected by hate crime?

Safety and security and the right to live free from fear and harassment are your basic human rights. No one should be the target of hate crime.

School Factsheets

Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs)

An EHCP is a local authority plan for children and young people aged up to 25 who need extra support because they have a disability and/or learning difficulty.

Types of Schools

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place in a state school.

Discrimination and Special Educational Needs (SEN)

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which means they need extra support to learn.

School Exclusions

Any decision to exclude a pupil from school must be ‘lawful, reasonable and fair’.

School Attendance

Children must be in full-time education from their 5th birthday until they are 16 years of age.

School Applications

You must apply to the council for a school place for your child; pupils don’t automatically get a place. This applies whether your child is transferring from primary to secondary, or starting a new school after moving to a new area.