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Electronic tag for mum whose kids missed school

Electronic tag for mum whose kids missed school

Published by Emma Carton at 7:45am 16th October 2019. (Updated at 7:48am 16th October 2019)

A Cornwall mum-of-two has been ordered to wear an electronic tag after her children missed school.

The woman admitted failing to make sure her kids made it to class in Redruth on a regular basis.

She was handed a six-week curfew from 8pm to 7am when she appeared before magistrates in Truro.

The court was told that the youngsters had missed 79 sessions in the last academic year.

It was the second time the woman had appeared in court for unathorised absences, after being fined £530 in 2018.

"We work closely with schools, parents and pupils to ensure that children and young people receive their full educational entitlement. 

"This may involve arranging home and school visits to discuss the situation.  

"Prosecution is a last resort when everything else has failed. 

"Where parents are finally taken to court for school attendance offences they do run the risk of being fined or sent to prison".

Cornwall Council Education Welfare Officer, Rachel Jarman

You can read more information about school absences here.

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