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Truancy prosecutions soar.

Truancy prosecutions soar.

Prosecutions of parents for their child's truancy soar to 20,000 a year after a ban on term-time holidays

  • Figures reveal a 57% increase of parent prosecutions for truancy from 2011-2017  
  • Schools were told to not let families take children out of class for holiday in 2013
  • Many parents flouted rules to avoid paying high holiday prices in peak season

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