Sixth form parental responsibility

(5 Posts)
bransty Wed 03-Jun-15 07:40:07

Since the raising of school leaving age, has the parental responsibility to ensure that students attend school raised too, or does that responsibility still end in the year of the child's 17th birthday?

It would seem odd that a child can legally leave home at 16, but the parent is still held responsible for their attendance at school.

I'm not really interested in discussing the morality of the situation that this question will probably raise, I just want to know the legal situation.

ragged Wed 03-Jun-15 20:57:20

There's no teeth in the law; if your 17yo doesn't go to school there's no mechanism to punish the parent or make the kid go. It's not even a paper tiger, it's a paper mouse.

Charis1 Mon 10-Aug-15 21:19:21

it depends on the circumstances, schools still report to social services, until 18,

AndNowItsSeven Sat 15-Aug-15 17:07:06

The law is the June in the school year your child turns 16. Not sure where you got 17 from.

Charis1 Sat 15-Aug-15 20:11:33

because the law has changed, if your child doesn't have a suitable job, and is not on a training course, they are legally required to remain in school.

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