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Research into how local authorities use parental responsibility measures, and what impact they have on improving behaviour and attendance in schools.
There are 4 parental responsibility measures (all introduced following the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003):
parenting contracts (these are voluntary written agreements between a parent and either a school or local authority)
parenting orders (these impose requirements on parents to attend a parenting course or counselling for 3 months)
penalty notices (an alternative to court action against parents who fail to ensure their child’s regular attendance)
fast track to attendance (a non-statutory intervention that specifies clear actions to improve a child’s attendance)