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Huge increase in parents being prosecuted for child truancy in Cambridgeshire amid government crackdown




More than three times as many parents in Cambridgeshire are being prosecuted for truancy compared to five years ago, amid a government crackdown on unauthorised school absences.

Huge increase in parents being prosecuted for child truancy in Cambridgeshire amid government crackdown. (7086823)
Huge increase in parents being prosecuted for child truancy in Cambridgeshire amid government crackdown. (7086823)

Councils covered by Cambridgeshire police took 297 parents to court in 2017, figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show.



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