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Speaking to pupils without parental permission

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Last updated on 26 September 2017
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Is parental permission needed to speak to a child about behavioural issues? We relay advice from ASCL and from one of our associate experts on whether schools need permission from parents to speak to pupils about behaviour or safeguarding issues, and on what to do if parents insist on being present.

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  1. 1 Use professional judgement
  2. 2 Safeguarding issues
  3. 3 Behaviour issues
  4. 4 Parents asking to be present

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