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Escalation of Procedures

When we escalate cases to higher level legal interventions

The school will make every effort to support families/children whose attendance is causing concern.  However, there are some circumstances where despite the school’s, the Local Authority’s and extended work through multiple agencies fails to improve the attendance of children and at this point the school may instigate, or request that the Local Authority instigates a more formal legal intervention.

If this occurs a case may be prepared and presented to the Magistrates Court for prosecution under Section 444 (1) or 444 (1a) of the Education Act 1996.

The outcome of these cases will be determined by the courts, of which can be:

·     where convicted under Section 444(1) Education Act 1996, you may be fined up to £1,000.

·     where convicted under Section 444(1a) Education Act 1996 you may be fined up to £2,500 and/or a custodial sentence.

  •       Impose a Parenting Order