UK Dock truants' child benefit, ministers urged

16 Apr 2012 school dropout

BBC News’ reports that parents of children in England who persistently truant should have their child benefit cut, according to a key government adviser on school behaviour. The latest figures show 400,000 children were persistently absent from England’s schools in the past year and missed about one month of school each. According to the current practice, penalty notices are followed by fines, but experts suggest that fines should be automatically recovered from child benefit payments, if they are still unpaid after 28 days.

Source : BBC News

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