Research and analysis

Investigating the use of parental responsibility measures for school attendance and behaviour: final report

Findings from a review of usage of the 4 main parental responsibility measures and corresponding national patterns of attendance/exclusions.

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Investigating the use of parental responsibility measures for school attendance and behaviour: final report - brief

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The overarching aims of the research were to review national patterns of usage of the 4 main parental responsibility measures (parenting contracts, parenting orders, penalty notices and fast track) and corresponding national patterns of attendance/exclusions across local authorities (LAs).

It also aimed to formulate a sense of LAs’ experience of implementing the measures, including any issues (facilitators, barriers, etc.) around their implementation, and examine in-depth the use of the measures in a selection of LAs and the impact of those measures on attendance and behaviour at a school level and across the LA.

The research used a multi-method approach in order to capture implementation and effectiveness issues related to the use of the measures and provide an indication of the effect of their use on pupils and families.

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