Failure to Send a Child to School and Prosecutions

It is an offence for a child to fail to attend school regularly. Section 444 Education Act 1996 provides that in such circumstances including cases in which it is alleged that a child regularly attends school late, that a parent can be prosecuted in the criminal courts.

Such offences can attract fines or even a prison sentence.

If you are in such a difficulty you will need specialist education law advice - call us today.


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