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School attendance

We are responsible for handling prosecution of parents for pupil absence, casework to secure attendance and requests from schools for fixed-penalty notices.

Personal information collected

  • Name
  • Address and contact details
  • Date of birth (children)
  • Family/Relationship Information
  • Education Information such as pupil performance
  • Financial information including receipt of benefits
  • Other Agencies Involved 
  • Nationality
  • Equalities information
  • Criminal/Prosecution Information 

Who we share the information with

  • Education providers such as schools 
  • Other local authorities 
  • Department for Education
  • HMRC
  • Other Education Teams such as SEN, Educational Psychology
  • Health Agencies (like the NHS or GPs)
  • Ofsted 
  • Police
  • Judicial Agencies eg Courts 
  • Council Social Care teams
  • Other Public Bodies as required by law

Legislation that applies

Education Act 1996

Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007 and amendments

How long we keep your information:

7 years from case closure on attendance files

2 years from case closure on fixed-penalty notices

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