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You must make sure your child gets a full-time education that meets their needs.  Children must attend school every day and follow the school policy on reporting absences should they not be well enough to attend.  Failure to observe this policy will result in you either being contacted by:

  • the school - if your child is enrolled in school and does not turn up (even if they’re only absent for a day)
  • the council’s education welfare officer - if they think your child is not getting a suitable education at home

You can be prosecuted if you do not give your child an education. You’ll normally get warnings and offers of help from the local council first.

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