Prosecuting parents of children who have missed school - research

Researchers from Coventry University and Roehampton University have conducted a study on the prosecution of parents of children who have missed school.

Many of the children who do not attend school regularly have special education needs or disabilities, and/or mental health problems. Most have high levels of anxiety and many have been bullied. The research finds that schools often fail to tackle bullying robustly and effectively. However, in some schools the restorative justice approach is proving very effective.

Authors: Rona Epstein, Coventry Law School; Geraldine Brown, Coventry University; Sarah O'Flynn, Roehampton University.

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