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Pupils: Registration

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL6039, tabled on 5 March 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of recent amendments to the Pupil Registration Regulation requiring schools to improve the information provided to local authorities when a child is removed from school rolls.

Answered on

19 March 2018

Nothing is more important than keeping children safe and in suitable education. That is why, in September 2016, the department amended the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, to include further duties on schools to improve the information they provide to local authorities when a child is removed from their roll. This will better enable local authorities to carry out vital enquiries to ensure children are safe from harm.

The government has committed to reviewing the impact of the regulation changes by September 2019.