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Liability for pupils' property

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Last updated on 3 May 2017
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Can parents claim compensation for lost property? We relay advice from a law firm and union about whether a school can be held liable for lost property. You will also find advice from one of our associate education experts on responding to claims.

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  1. 1 Advice
  2. 2 Creating a policy
  3. 3 Responding to claims
  4. 4 School policy

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