CRAE/Just for Kids Law's response to the DfE consultation on the Exclusions and Behaviour statutory guidance

In March 2022, the Department for Education (DfE) published its long-awaited revised statutory guidance on school exclusions and guidance on behaviour in schools for consultation to address many changes recommended by the Timpson review in 2018. At Just for Kids Law, we find that the children we work with are often unfairly treated and disproportionately affected by school exclusions and behaviour policies. These policies often focus on managing behaviour rather than supporting children that display behaviours that challenge.

Read our Policy Officer's blog outlining six ways the DfE’s guidance can be improved to ensure that all children are being appropriately supported in school and their rights respected.

Read our response to the Exclusions statutory guidance

Read our response to the Behaviour statutory guidance