Working within the law

RSPCA working with police officer © Damion Diplock/RSPCA Photolibrary

The Animal Welfare Act 2006 makes it a legal requirement for anyone who is responsible for an animal or animals, whether on a permanent or temporary basis, to ensure that those animals' needs are met.

For detailed guidance on animal welfare policy in education read our
Education and animals - guidance for educational establishments (PDF 360KB). A Welsh version (PDF 398KB) is also available.


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