School Fines Barking and Dagenham

Jon Platt made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Id like to know how many TPNs (truancy penalty notices) in total have been issued each month for the last 3 years and how many have been withdrawn each month for the last 3 years. If you categorise these separately (such as truancy and unauthorised holiday absences) then please provide the breakdown. If not just the totals will suffice.

Also how many prosecutions were brought where the allegation was a breach of s444 of the Education Act 1986 in the last 6 years. Include all prosecutions, i.e. those where the summons was issued after a failure to pay a TPN AND prosecutions brought where no TPN had been issued.

Can you provide % of prosecutions that resulted in an acquital, what % did the parents plead guilty to, and what % did they plead not guilty.

Can you tell me how many prosecutions have been started and later withdrawn.

What % of the total summonses quoted attendance dates of longer than 3 months?

How many TPNs were issued where the child was not of compulsory school age and how many of these were paid?

Can I also have a copy of the County code of conduct on attendance

Yours faithfully,

Jon Platt

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 1812034

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 20 July
2016.
 
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Veronica Finn
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Children's Services
020 8227 2405
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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

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Information request
Our reference: 1812034

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Dear Sir/Madam
Freedom of Information Act 2000

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Of Barking & Dagenham. I have enclosed copies of the information that is
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Yours faithfully
 
 
Veronica Finn
Children's Services Complaints and Information Officer
Children's Services
020 8227 2405
[email address]
 
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