Maggie Atkinson: Illegal school exclusions a 'safety risk'


The unofficial, illegal exclusion of children from schools is posing a safety risk, according to the children's commissioner for England.

In a new report, Maggie Atkinson says schools should be heavily fined if they falsify registers to cover up such exclusions and head teachers should face existing sanctions of prosecution.

Ms Atkinson warned that many parents were unaware that the practice is illegal.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.