In last year's White Paper, the Government announced its intention to ensure that all children in alternative provision - not just those permanently excluded from school - should receive full-time education unless their medical needs made this inappropriate. The Department has now made an Order to bring into force the provisions in section 3 of the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010. These provisions will come into force on 1 September 2011 as indicated in the White Paper. Local authorities will be expected to comply with this duty from that date. Further details are available on the Department's website.
To be aware of new duty that comes into force on 1 September 2011.