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3 Sep 2016

New Fundraising Regulator

There will be a new fundraising regulator, formed as a result of the Etherington review into fundraising.

The principal aims of this regulator will be to set and promote standards of fundraising practise and this regulator will be taking over the role of the Fundraising Standards Board.

The Fundraising Regulator will be imposing a low level registration fee and a levy on schools based on their fundraising expenditure. If your school undertakes fundraising, it is very important that you familiarise yourself with the provisions which will be applicable from 1 September 2016.

The regulator will also introduce a Fundraising Preference Service (‘FPS’) which allow the general public an opportunity to control who they may be contacted by. There is an opportunity to feed back on the proposals by 30 September 2016.

The Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE) have helpfully produced a guidance note to inform and assist schools as what to expect.

6 Sep 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

Children missing education - statutory guidance

The reporting duties for schools when children are missing education have changed.

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17 Aug 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

New guidance for charity trustees

The Charity Commission has published new guidance for charity trustees on fundraising from the public.

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17 Aug 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

Ofqual consultation

Ofqual is currently seeking views

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17 Aug 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The GDPR will come into effect on 25 May 2018 and will affect every organisation that processes EU residents’ personally identifiable information.

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6 May 2015

Childcare and Schools fact sheets

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act: Childcare and Schools fact sheets from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

1 Dec 2014

Proposed New Independent School Standards

Government consultation response from the Department for Education.