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Fines for parents of truant pupils

Parents of children who are regular school truants are to be fined up to £120, says the Welsh government.

Parents of children who are regular school truants are to be fined up to £120, says the Welsh government.

The new measures to tackle school absence rates come into force in September.

But Wales' largest teaching union fears the change will undermine some of the good work already being done by schools to tackle truancy.

Nick Palit reports.

Parents of truants to face fines

  • 20 May
  • From the section Wales