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Hello19
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Is it legal for a college to kick you out when you’re under 18 because your attendance is low due to mental health?
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If your attendance is low then it is grounds for them to kick you out, irrespective of anything else.

The decision is down to whoever is in charge at the individual college and it is assumed that they will take these mitigating factors under consideration.
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Is it legal for a college to kick you out when you’re under 18 because your attendance is low due to mental health?
I'm going to assume "mental health" here is acting as a euphamism for "depression" - FFS stop using euphamisms. We've all got mental health, by virtue of having brains.

And no, you can't. Unless, that is, it affects your behaviour or performance such that you fail.

(Equality Act, 2010)
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Are you getting help for your mental illness? Is it well documented? Is your college aware of it?
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they cant if its medical absence but you would not doctor notes etc
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(Original post by Tootles)
I'm going to assume "mental health" here is acting as a euphamism for "depression" - FFS stop using euphamisms. We've all got mental health, by virtue of having brains.

And no, you can't. Unless, that is, it affects your behaviour or performance such that you fail.

(Equality Act, 2010)
Sorry, 6 months late 😭 no I was not talking about depression, I was talking about anxiety/panic disorder & slight agoraphobia. My college ended up never technically kicking me out, but pushed me out and encouraged me to drop out whilst providing me with no help or support
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