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Penalty Notices for regular non-attendance at school

The consultation sets out proposals for the introduction of fixed penalty notices to address the issue of persistent unauthorised absence from school.
Start of consultation: 30/11/2012
End of consultation: 22/02/2013

In considering the most suitable strategy for improving attendance, particularly for unauthorised absences, it is proposed that penalty notices would, in some circumstances, provide a suitable quick and effective measure for improving levels of unauthorised absences.

The consultation will run for a period of 12 weeks and responses are requested by 22 February 2013.