Parents to be taken to court for pupil truancy!
There has be a dramatic rise in the number of parents taken to court as a result of their child’s truancy. The figures rose by a quarter last year and there are still thousands of active cases that are facing legal action.
The increase can be attributed to a major clampdown on student absence including the strict introduction of rules relating to term time holidays a few years ago.
Parents involved and if convicted will face fines and in some cases can even be sent to jail. Of those parents taken to court in 2014, 76% of them were found guilty which is a large increase of 22% from the previous year. The findings also show that 18 people were actually sent to jail in 2014 due to convictions of truancy.