Fraudulent applications

Fraudulent applications

Central Bedfordshire Council takes very seriously any attempt to obtain a school place by fraud.  All fraud allegations are investigated and the use of credit reference agencies has improved detection rates.

If you know someone who intends to or has used a false address to get a school place, you can report this confidentially to our Fraud Investigation Team by emailingbenefitfraud@centralbedfordshire.gov.ukor calling 0300 300 5476.

You do not need to give your name but please provide as much information as possible so that we can investigate the matter fully.

If we find that a school place was obtained using a false address we may withdraw our offer, even after the child has started school, and give it to the child who was entitled to the place. We consider every school place obtained through deception denies another child their legitimate place. We will not accept a temporary address if you still have a property that was previously used as a home address, nor will we accept a temporary address used solely or mainly to obtain a school place. You may be asked to supply additional information to explain why you are not able to use your permanent address.

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