EOTAS and Local Authority

EOTAS and Local Authority

What is the duty of the Local Authority towards children out of school?

Under section 436A Education Act 1996 (introduced by section 4 Education and Skills Act 2008), councils and local authorities have a duty to identify children not receiving an education. This includes if EOTAS is not equivilent to or a suitable education.

“Children Missing Education” (Sept 2016)

states that children of compulsory school age who are not receiving a suitable education should be returned to full time education either at school or in alternative provision.

For pupils aged 16-18, Local Authorities have a power rather than the full duty to arrange education provision.