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Mother jailed after 15-year-old daughter plays truant – Daily Telegraph

“A mother-of-five has been jailed after her 15-year-daughter played truant for 100 days in just four months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2010

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Parents face prosecution over school gay week protest – Daily Telegraph

“Parents who took their children out of school in protest at them being taught about gay, bisexual and transgender history could be prosecuted.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2009

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Mother jailed for failing to send daughter to school 100 yards from home – Daily Telegraph

“A mother has been sent to prison for letting her 11-year-old daughter miss 90 per cent of her lessons, despite living just 100 yards from the school.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Truancy jailing every two weeks – BBC News

“A parent is jailed for their child’s truancy once a fortnight every school term in England and Wales, analysis of court statistics shows.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Breast cancer mother cleared of allowing son to truant – Daily Telegraph

“A mother fighting breast cancer has been cleared of failing to send her son to school after a court was told the teenager stayed at home to look after her.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Truancy: Number of parents jailed trebles – The Guardian

“The number of parents jailed for failing to stop their children playing truant has trebled in the past five years, government figures show.”

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The Guardian, 27th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mother is sentenced over truancy – BBC News

“A mother who claimed her daughter was too old and too big to be forced to go to school has been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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