School Issues in Financial Legal Issues Posted January 25, 2011 I don't know if this is in the correct plaxce but I hope someone can answer. My nephew has been permanantly excluded from school for allegations of bullying, he is 13. My niece is fighting the exclusion and we have had fantastic help from ACE. We were told that we have a legal right to see all statements made against my nephew with the names of the alledged victims obliterated, the statements should be signed and dated again with the signatures blocked out. We requested these statements from the school but only received vague details of all alligations none were dated. We again asked the school for statements and were told that they were with the police at the request of the school police officer. My neice spoke to the school officer who said this was not the case as no formal complaint had been made. We went back to the school who then said they wasn't quite sure where statements were. We got advice from the Local education authority who said ask the school for a police log number. We asked the school for this but were told that the head had taken legal advice and she could not give us these statements because she had to consider the welfare of the pupils who had made them, and that they were with the police in case a formal complaint was to be made at a later date. Our question is this, do the police hold statements just in case a complaint is made? Does my neice have a right to see any statements about her son even if they are with the police? We feel like we are being lied to. Hope somebody can help thanks in advance.