Today’s poll: Should truancy fines be deducted from benefits for parents who don’t pay?

The government is announcing a new crackdown on truancy and parents who refuse to pay a penalty after their children miss school without authorisation will have their child benefit docked – good move or not?


Should truancy fines be deducted from benefits for parents who don’t pay?


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  1. BehaviourA

    I cant believe the majority who have voted have said yes so far. I cannot think of any way this could help – would someone like to enlighten me?

  2. neilayates

    SchoolsImprove Can’t vote yes or no as it’s too simplistic a question. Reasons for truancy vary massively. Some parents need help not fines

  3. 3Jessem

    SchoolsImprove isn’t truancy higher among children from low income homes? Seems odd to suggest further poverty would help.

  4. Dai_James1942

    SchoolsImprove All kids deposit £25 with the school each Monday, and get it back less fines for poor attendance, work or conduct, on Friday

  5. Dai_James1942

    SchoolsImprove We won’t actually do this, as in our heart of hearts we know the work is pointless for most pupils. #GreatEducationHoax

  6. WendyC116

    SchoolsImprove won’t that mean the most vulnerable children in our society suffer even more? This is not the answer at all

Let us know what you think...