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Children, Schools and Families Act 2010

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Summary

  3. Overall Structure of the Act

    1. Part 1: Children and Schools

    2. Part 2: Family Proceedings

    3. Part 3: Miscellaneous and Final Provisions

    4. Schedules

  4. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Children and Schools

      1. Children with special educational needs

        1. Section 1: School inspections: pupils with disabilities or special educational needs

        2. Section 2: Right of appeal against determination by local authority not to amend statement

      2. Exceptional provision for ill or excluded children

        1. Section 3: Exceptional provision of education in short stay schools or elsewhere

      3. Powers of governing bodies

        1. Section 4: Power to provide community facilities

        2. Sections 5 to 7- Powers of governing bodies

        3. Section 5: Power to form company to establish Academy,

        4. Section 6: Powers to assist proprietor of Academy and be a member of a foundation

        5. Section 7: Power to propose new schools

      4. Local Safeguarding Children Boards

        1. Sections 8 and 9

        2. Section 8: Supply of information requested by s in England

        3. Section 9: Supply of information requested by s in Wales

        4. Section 10: Review by of performance of s in England

    2. Part 2: Family Proceedings

      1. Section 11: Restriction on publication of information relating to family proceedings

      2. Section 12: Authorised publication of court orders and judgments

      3. Section 13: Authorised news publications

      4. Section 14: Permitting publication for purposes of section 13: general

      5. Section 15: Permitting publication for the purposes of section 13: adoption

      6. Section 16: Prohibiting or restricting publication for purposes of section 13

      7. Section 17: Defences to contempt of court

      8. Section 18: Appeals against decisions under section 12 or 13

      9. Section 19: Power to alter treatment of sensitive personal information

      10. Section 20: Independent review

      11. Section 21: Interpretation of Part 2,

    3. Part 3: Miscellaneous and Final Provisions

      1. Section 22: Amendments of provisions about complaints in

      2. Section 23: Fees for pre-registration inspections of independent educational institutions

      3. Section 24: Interpretation of Act

      4. Section 25: Amendments and repeals

      5. Section 27 Transitional provision

  5. Territorial Extent and Application

    1. Territorial Application: Wales

  6. Commencement

  7. Hansard References

  8. Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

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