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Hi there. Please can you tell me whether you or your daughter have provided any formal statements to the principal in relation to this?
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Hi, in the circumstances your rights were to complaint to the school but once you do that and they take the matter on it is really in their hands and you do not have automatic rights to be informed about what action was taken or how this matter concluded. One thing is also for certain – you cannot require them to issue an apology – no one can do that, even a court. An apology will always be a voluntary act and it always depends on the guilty party – only they can decide whether to issue an apology or not. So whilst you can certainly ask for an apology, you cannot force them to issue it.
In terms of getting copies of the reports about this incident, you can try and get these under data protection legislation, because they would contain personal information about your daughter and she would have the right to see that. However, they do have the option of withholding some of this if it was given under confidentiality. Still, nothing to lose by asking them to disclose that.
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