Official Statistics

Parental responsibility measures: 2016 to 2017 academic year

National and local authority data on penalty notices, cases entering fast-track case management, parenting orders and parenting contracts.


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National and local authority tables

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Information on parental responsibility measures for attendance used by schools and local authorities to improve poor attendance in schools.

It includes data on:

  • penalty notices issued
  • penalty notices paid and withdrawn
  • prosecutions following non-payment of a penalty notice
  • cases entering the fast-track case management system (a process setting out actions and time frame for improving a child’s attendance)
  • parenting orders and parenting contracts

The information is based on local authority data collected through the parental responsibility measures attendance census.

Guidance on how we produce parental responsibility measures statistics is also available.

School absence and exclusions team

Published 22 March 2018