Prosecution for Non School Attendance - Advice for Academies

Where academies buy-in or employ their own independent educational welfare provider they cannot prosecute parents as this power remains solely with the Local Authority.

 

However, they can make referrals to the Local Authority, which then decides whether
 to prosecute parents.

Where academies buy-in or employ their own independent educational welfare provider they cannot prosecute parents as this power remains solely with the Local Authority. However, they can make referrals to the Local Authority, which then decides whether to prosecute parents.

It is therefore the responsibility of Bradford Children’s Services to “consider” prosecuting cases of non-school attendance.  These guidelines are intended to advise academies of factors that Bradford Children’s Services Education Social Work Service consider when prosecution is requested.  It also advises how academies can compile the evidence required to secure a conviction and can be downloaded here


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Published: 11/03/2014
Audience: Headteachers and Attendance Leaders Academies
Contact: Neil Hellewell

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