A question of duty

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

With regard to the article 'Opportunities for all' by Marcia Tatham in the June 2002 edition of Training Today, the Commission for Racial Equality is writing to point out that the article contains misleading information for those in the private and voluntary sectors which provide early years education. The paragraph headed 'The implications' advises that schools and early years settings must comply with specific duties. The public duty (general and specific duties) is not imposed on any private or voluntary bodies; such bodies are under no obligation to comply with the specific duties or the general duty.

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