What happens if a child is absent from school without permission?

The council works to find all school-aged children who are not receiving any education or are absent without permission.

Once found, they’re placed in a mainstream school or an appropriate place of education.

Where needed, the Council will also put the family in touch with local support networks and organisations.

Enforcement of school attendance

Where children are not receiving a full-time education and there isn’t a good reason why not, parents may have to pay a fine.

Parents may also have to attend court where they could receive both a fine and a criminal record.

Read more about enforcement of School attendance on the gov.uk website.