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A better response to truancy

When children play truant, education supervision orders can be far more productive than prosecuting parents, says Jacqui Newvell – so why don’t local authorities use them? Education supervision orders (ESOs) were introduced by the Children Act 1989 to tackle poor school attendance. Do they support vulnerable children and young people?

When children play truant, education supervision orders can be far more productive than prosecuting parents, says Jacqui Newvell – so why don’t local authorities use them?

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