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School absence and exclusion

Nation-specific information on exclusion from schools in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland and strategies for avoiding unofficial exclusion and encouraging attendance suitable for any nation. 

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Everything you need to know

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Fixed-period exclusion in England

Advice for parents if your child has received a fixed term exclusion in England.

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Fixed-period exclusion in Wales

Advice for parents if your child has received a fixed term exclusion in Wales.
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Suspension in Northern Ireland

Advice for parents if your child has been suspended from school in Northern Ireland.

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Exclusion in Scotland

Advice for parents of children excluded temporarily or permanently in Scotland.

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Permanent exclusion: England

Advice for parents if your child has received a permanent exclusion in England.



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Permanent exclusion: Wales

Advice for parents if your child has received a permanent exclusion in Wales.



Useful resources for autistic adults.

Expulsion in Northern Ireland

Advice for parents if your child has been expelled from school in Northern Ireland.

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance

Unofficial and unlawful exclusion

Advice for parents if your child has been informally or unofficially excluded.

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School absence and refusal strategies

Advice for parents on school absence and refusal strategies and reintegration.
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School Exclusions Service

Exclusion advice for parents from our School Exclusion Service in England.
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Education Rights Service

Exclusion advice from our Education Rights Service in the rest of the UK.

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Teachers' resources

Resources for education professionals. 

Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 10/12/2018 16:35:18