The Invisible Child in Education Law

  • Ann Blair


Other chapters in this part of the collection look at the effectiveness of the right to education and equal treatment in education. This chapter is concerned with children’s right to have a voice in decisions that affect them and looks at the gulf between law and practice in the participation of children in decisions that affect their education. In light of the findings of McNamee, James and James elsewhere in this volume it might be considered surprising that here the principal criticism is that participation rights are absent from the education law of England and Wales, whereas children are often active participants in decisions that affect their education and the ascertaining and consideration of pupil’s views is increasingly recognised as desirable in Department for Education and Skills (DfES)1 guidance.


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