Breast cancer mother cleared of allowing son to truant – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2008 in news, parental responsibility, truancy by sally

“A mother fighting breast cancer has been cleared of failing to send her son to school after a court was told the teenager stayed at home to look after her.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Truancy: Number of parents jailed trebles – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2008 in news, parental responsibility, sentencing, truancy by sally

“The number of parents jailed for failing to stop their children playing truant has trebled in the past five years, government figures show.”

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The Guardian, 27th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mother is sentenced over truancy – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2008 in news, parental responsibility, sentencing, truancy by sally

“A mother who claimed her daughter was too old and too big to be forced to go to school has been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Haringey London Borough Council v MA – WLR Daily

Posted July 25th, 2008 in adoption, law reports, parental responsibility by sally

Haringey London Borough Council v MA [2008] EWHC 1722 (Fam); [2008] WLR (D) 250

“The court could lawfully order the removal of a child from England and Wales pursuant to para 19 of Sch 2 to the Children Act 1989 to enable a local authority to assess whether adoption abroad by prospective adoptive parents would be the most appropriate welfare solution for that child.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Parents to be ‘responsible’ for child’s sentence – The Times

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, parental responsibility, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Parents could be made legally responsible for ensuring their children complete sentences handed down for youth offending, under government plans published today to tackle criminal behaviour by youngsters.”

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The Times, 15th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Knife crime: Violent teens’ families face eviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, parental responsibility, young offenders by sally

“The families of 20,000 violent or troublesome teenagers face being evicted from their homes. Parents who fail to take responsibility for their unruly offspring will be thrown out of council accomodation or be forced to attend intensive classes under the Government’s heavily-trailed youth crime strategy, set to be unveiled today by ministers.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

State to take action against parents who can’t control their children – The Times

Posted June 27th, 2008 in ASBOs, children, news, parental responsibility by sally

” Children as young as 5 will be identified as being at risk of becoming criminals or troublemakers under government plans to tackle offending and disorder on the streets.”

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The Times, 27th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Snob yob’ parents could be prosecuted – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 17th, 2008 in children, news, nuisance, parental responsibility by sally

“Parents of public school pupils who let their children cause trouble in a Cornish resort that has become notorious for wild summer parties could face prosecution.”

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The Daily Telegraph, 17th April 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk