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The Department for Children, Schools and Families is a Crown body. The information we produce is subject to Crown copyright, which is administered by the Office of Public Sector Information. Unless otherwise stated on individual documents or pages, the following copyright statement applies to material found on this site.

Authorisation to reproduce any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Research and private study

The Crown copyright protected material on this site (other than departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium in order to carry out research for non-commercial purposes, for private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The material must be acknowledged as being protected by Crown copyright and the title of the source material must be supplied, with the Department for Children, Schools and Families being named as the corporate author.


Copying Crown copyright protected material for re-use, distribution or publication, requires a licence. You can apply for a Click-Use licence online, by email or by writing to:

Office of Public Sector Information
Information Policy Team
Email: licensing@opsi.gsi.gov.uk

External link More information on Click-use licences
External link Register online for a Click-use licence

Copyright for all visual media including film and photography on this site

Some visual media on this website are licensed from third parties; others are the property of the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Any visual media that is the property of the Department may be reproduced in certain instances, but not without the prior approval of the Department.

Application to reproduce any visual media should be made in writing to the Photo Library, 8th Floor, DCSF, Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BT.

Freedom of information

Supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act does not give the person or organisation the right to reuse the documents in a way which will infringe copyright, for example, by making multiple copies, publishing or issuing copies to the public.


If you wish to copy logos from this site, you must contact us for further guidance and authorisation.


Some Crown material is subject to a waiver, which means that it may be reproduced in any format, free of charge, without obtaining official permission. Categories of Crown material for which copyright has been waived include government press notices, legislation and explanatory notes on the legislation, ministerial speeches and consultation documents.

Further information

For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on the Office of Public Sector Information website:

External link Information and guidance on Crown copyright
External link Guidance and regulations on re-use of public sector information