Parents fined £24m for children’s truancy and term time holidays – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2018 in education, fines, holidays, news, school children, truancy by tracey

‘Parents across England and Wales have been fined about £24m for failing to send their children to school during the past three years, it has emerged.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2018

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Troubled Families report ‘suppressed’ – BBC News

‘An unfavourable evaluation of the government’s flagship policy response to the 2011 riots has been suppressed, BBC Newsnight has learned.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2016

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Councils drop term-time holiday legal actions after High Court win – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 11th, 2016 in local government, news, school children, truancy by sally

‘At least ten local councils in England have dropped legal actions against parents accused of taking their children on holiday during school term time, newly-released data shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2016

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Council to challenge term-time holiday decision – BBC News

‘A court decision not to fine a father who took his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday is set to be challenged.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2016

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Father who won High Court school holidays case eyes group litigation – Local Government Lawyer

‘The man who defeated Isle of Wight Council in a high-profile court battle over the enforcement of a fine imposed for taking his daughter to Florida during term time has unveiled plans to take forward group litigation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th June 2016

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Term-time holiday court ruling will cause ‘confusion’ – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2016 in fines, holidays, news, parental responsibility, school children, truancy by sally

‘A High Court ruling backing a parent who refused to pay a fine for taking his child on holiday in term time will cause “huge confusion”, an MP has said.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2016

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High Court to rule on Isle of Wight term-time holiday case – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2016 in fines, holidays, news, parental responsibility, school children, truancy by tracey

‘The case of a father who refused to pay a £120 fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday is due to be heard by the High Court. Magistrates had ruled that Jon Platt had no case to answer as, overall, his daughter had attended school regularly. But Isle of Wight Council has asked the High Court to clarify whether a seven-day absence amounts to a child failing to attend regularly.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2016

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Reading widowed mother school truancy case dropped – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2015 in bereavement, news, prosecutions, truancy by tracey

‘The partner of a cyclist killed by a drink-driver has been told she will not face legal charges over her son missing school following the death.’

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BBC News, 1st Ocotber 2015

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More parents in England prosecuted for taking children out of school – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2015 in children, education, fines, news, prosecutions, school children, statistics, truancy by sally

‘Increasing numbers of parents are being taken to court because their children have skipped school, with thousands facing action last year.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2015

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Couple face court after taking children out of school to see sick grandfather – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2015 in education, families, fines, news, prosecutions, school children, truancy by sally

‘A couple who took their children out of school without permission to visit their sick grandfather in India are being taken to court this week as part of the government’s continuing crackdown on term-time absence.’
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The Guardian, 5th July 2015

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Mother who kept her daughter off school over cancer fears cleared by court – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2014 in cancer, fines, health, local government, news, school children, truancy by sally

‘Kerry Capper dragged through the legal process after keeping her daughter at home fearing her cancer had returned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2014

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Truancy laws caught 12,000 parents last year – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2011 in fines, news, parental responsibility, sentencing, statistics, truancy by tracey

“Nearly 12,000 parents were prosecuted and 25 given prison sentences because of their children’s truancy from school last year, figures show. The longest jail sentence imposed on a parent was 90 days, according to the Ministry of Justice . A total of 11,757 parents were prosecuted for failing to ensure their child’s attendance at school, up from 11,188 the year before.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2011

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Mother jailed after 15-year-old daughter plays truant – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2010 in news, parental responsibility, school children, sentencing, truancy by sally

“A mother-of-five has been jailed after her 15-year-daughter played truant for 100 days in just four months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2010

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Parents face prosecution over school gay week protest – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2009 in education, homosexuality, news, parental responsibility, truancy by sally

“Parents who took their children out of school in protest at them being taught about gay, bisexual and transgender history could be prosecuted.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2009

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Mother jailed for failing to send daughter to school 100 yards from home – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2009 in news, sentencing, truancy by sally

“A mother has been sent to prison for letting her 11-year-old daughter miss 90 per cent of her lessons, despite living just 100 yards from the school.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2009

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Truancy jailing every two weeks – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2009 in news, parental responsibility, sentencing, truancy by sally

“A parent is jailed for their child’s truancy once a fortnight every school term in England and Wales, analysis of court statistics shows.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2009

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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

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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

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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

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