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Managing late collection of pupils

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Last updated on 10 February 2017
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What should we do if a child is not collected on time? We relay advice from three of our associate education experts and representatives from two LAs on steps to take when a parent is repeatedly late to collect a child. We also look at local authority guidance and school policies on late collection.

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  1. 1 Establishing a clear procedure for late collection
  2. 2 Dealing with parents who are persistently late in collecting children
  3. 3 Responding when parents fail to collect their children
  4. 4 Charging parents for late collection
  5. 5 School policies on late and non-collection
  6. 6 Local authority guidance on late collection

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