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

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