Huge rise in parents fined over school absence – see how it’s changed in your area

Mirror is reporting that the number of parents fined over their children’s absence from school nearly trebled in just 12 months in some parts of the UK, shock new figures show.

More than 15,000 mums and dads were dragged to court in the last school year, with local authorities collecting at least £15million in fines.

The new figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act by dozens of local authorities, show huge increases in the number of fines issued in the 2018/19 school year.

Some key findings from the new data includes:

– 210.274 fixed penalty notices were issued in 2018/19 by councils which responded to the request for data – compared to 175,566 a year ealirer

– Across London more than 28,000 £60 notices were issued, with Hackney seeing a 169% increase

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