Dear Stockton on Tees Council,

I would like to request the following data under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. How many Fixed Penalty Notices has your council handed out between September 2018 – July 2019 to parents for the following unauthorised school absences:
a. Persistent lateness (arriving after the register has been taken)
b. Unauthorised leave in term time (e.g. being taken out of school for holiday)
c. Delayed return from authorised leave
d. General unauthorised absence/truancy (including parentally condoned absence)
2. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 21 day allocated time frame?
3. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 28 day allocated time frame, and subsequently gone to court?
4. How much revenue has been collected from FPNs between September 2018 - July 2019?
5. Could you please provide a comparison for questions 1-4 for the previous school year (2017-2018)?

Yours faithfully,

Naomi Aharony

Dear Stockton on Tees Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Stockton on Tees Council's handling of my FOI request 'Fixed Penalty Notices for unauthorised school absences'.

The request is way overdue (original deadline was 19th November 2019), and so I was wondering when this would be available?

Yours faithfully,

Naomi

FOI and Complaints, Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Naomi

We cannot find a record of the request you have referred to. All requests are acknowledged – can you please forward the acknowledgement to us so we can search by the reference number you will have been allocated.

Kind regards
Stockton Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD
(01642) 528554
[Stockton on Tees Council request email]
www.stockton.gov.uk

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Dear FOI and Complaints,

Perhaps there was an issue when submitting the original request, as I didn't receive an acknowledgement.

If there is an email you can provide me with, I can send a document with the entire correspondence so far if that helps.

If you still can't locate the request, please let me know and I will submit another one.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi

FOI and Complaints, Stockton on Tees Council

Dear Naomi

As you did not receive an acknowledgement I think we did not receive your request, sometimes our system is a little over zealous when filtering out spam emails and this may have happened with your original request. We acknowledge all requests we receive.

Would you like me to log your FOI now? If so please can you send the questions you asked.

Many thanks,

Hannah Young
Information Governance Officer (Information & Improvement Services)
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD
01642 52 7521

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Dear Hannah Young,

Thanks for your clarification. If you could log the FOI for me that would be great. Please find the original FOI request re-attached below:

"Dear Stockton on Tees Council,

I would like to request the following data under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. How many Fixed Penalty Notices has your council handed out between September 2018 – July 2019 to parents for the following unauthorised school (primary and secondary) absences:
a. Persistent lateness (arriving after the register has been taken)
b. Unauthorised leave in term time (e.g. being taken out of school for holiday)
c. Delayed return from authorised leave
d. General unauthorised absence/truancy (including parentally condoned absence)
2. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 21 day allocated time frame?
3. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 28 day allocated time frame, and subsequently gone to court?
4. How much revenue has been collected from FPNs between September 2018 - July 2019?
5. Could you please provide a comparison for questions 1-4 for the previous school year (2017-2018)?"

Yours sincerely,

Naomi

FOI and Complaints, Stockton on Tees Council

Thanks Naomi, I'll log the request now and you'll shortly receive an acknowledgment

Kind regards,

Hannah Young
Information Governance Officer (Information & Improvement Services)
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD
01642 52 7521

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Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Naomi Aharony

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 – Ref: 1623/1920

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 13 January 2020

 

Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (whichever is most
appropriate). You will receive the information requested within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days.

 

However, please note the Acts define a number of exemptions that may
prevent release of the requested information. There will therefore be an
assessment of your request to determine if any exemptions apply to the
information requested. If the information cannot be released, or only
released in part you will be informed of the reasons why, together with
any rights of appeal.

 

If the information requested refers to a third party, they may be
consulted before deciding whether it can be released.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527521

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[2]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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Dear Naomi 

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 1623/1920

Thank you for your correspondence received on 13 January 2020. In response
to your request I can now provide the following information. 

Q1. How many Fixed Penalty Notices has your council handed out between
September 2018 – July 2019 to parents for the following unauthorised
school absences:

1a. Persistent lateness (arriving after the register has been taken)  - 0

 

1b. Unauthorised leave in term time (e.g. being taken out of school for
holiday) - 1650

 

1c. Delayed return from authorised leave - 0

 

1d. General unauthorised absence/truancy (including parentally condoned
absence) - 134

 

    

Q2. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 21 day allocated time
frame?  

A2. 240

 

Q3. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 28 day allocated time
frame, and subsequently gone to court?   

A3. 183

 

Q4. How much revenue has been collected from FPNs between September 2018 -
July 2019?  

A4. £84,860

 

Q5. Could you please provide a comparison for questions 1-4 for the
previous school year (2017-2018)?

 

Q1. How many Fixed Penalty Notices has your council handed out between
September 2017 – July 2018 to parents for the following unauthorised
school absences:

 

1a. Persistent lateness (arriving after the register has been taken) - 0

 

1b. Unauthorised leave in term time (e.g. being taken out of school for
holiday) - 735

 

1c. Delayed return from authorised leave - 0

 

1d. General unauthorised absence/truancy (including parentally condoned
absence) - 411  

 

  

Q2. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 21 day allocated time
frame?

A2. 120

 

Q3. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 28 day allocated time
frame, and subsequently gone to court?  

A3. 78

 

Q4. How much revenue has been collected from FPNs between September 2018 -
July 2019?   

A4. £41,350

 

 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.

 

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint to
[1][email address] 

 

If, after your complaint has been determined, you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113  Website:
[2]www.ico.org.uk

 

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Hannah Young

Information Governance Team

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

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Dear Hannah Young,

Thanks so much for your help!

Yours sincerely,

Naomi