Fixed Penalty Notices for Anauthorised School Absences

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Dear Torridge District 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. For all of the above information, could you please provide a comparison for questions 1-4 for the previous school year (2017-2018)?

Yours faithfully,

Naomi Aharony

FOI, Torridge District Council

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FOI, Torridge District Council

Dear Naomi

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

This information is not held by Torridge District Council as it comes
within the remit of Devon County Council. In case you haven’t already
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With kind regards.

Ann
FOI Office
Torridge District Council

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