Parental Responsibility in Schools

This course will help you to understand your obligations and duties in relation to the rights and responsibilities of parents. It references the law and government guidance and offers a range of scenarios for your consideration.

Course description

This course covers:

  • The legal definition of a parent under family and education law
  • An overview of parental rights and responsibilities
  • Scenarios to establish who has parental responsibilities
  • Examples of how court orders are used to resolve disputes
  • Schools' legal requirements in relation to the admission register
  • Communication between schools and parents, with real-life situations for discussion
  • Dealing with conflict between parents and complaints
  • Information on surname changes, safeguarding and additional support

What are my buying options?

Buy as a standalone course

This course costs £20.49 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.


Buy as part of a training package

This course can be purchased as part of EduCare for Education, our bestselling training course package which combines a wide range of courses such as Child Protection, Online Safety and The Prevent Duty into one cost-effective bundle.

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Why EduCare?

Our content experts ensure your courses are kept up-to-date. We constantly monitor changes to statutory guidance, legislation and inspection requirements, as soon as changes are confirmed, we update your course content at the earliest opportunity.

EduCare’s online learning management system is incredibly easy to use with training courses that can be accessed at any time and from any computer with internet access.

With EduCare you can:

  • Fulfil your legal duty of care in the key areas the law and inspection requires
  • Provide robust evidence of staff training
  • Access powerful management reports so you know who has completed the training
  • Allow ALL staff to complete essential duty of care training
  • Access additional resources to extend subject knowledge
  • Keep up-to-date with legislation changes
  • Download personalised certificates
  • Train anytime, anywhere - 24/7
  • Provide training certified for CPD

Key features and benefits

Price £20.49 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 1 Hour

Target Audience Education

  • One module with a multiple-choice questionnaire
  • Two CPD credits
  • Optional narration for accessibility
  • Personalised, downloadable certificate
  • 70% pass mark
  • Printable modules for future reference

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What customers say

We purchased EduCare for Education to allow us to have control over our staff training from an educational and financial point. It has far exceeded our expectations in that all our staff have been able to complete training that has suited our small school perfectly.

Johanna Staunton
Head Teacher, Laleham Lea School