Penryn mum jailed over kids school no-show

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A Penryn mother has been jailed for 20 weeks after she failed to ensure that her three children attend school on a regular basis.

Kevin Hill, prosecuting on behalf of the local authority, told the court on February 15 that all three children, aged 15, 14 and 6 years, had missed school on numerous occasions and that despite the parent being prosecuted for similar offences on four previous occasions, their attendance had failed to improve.

On the last occasion she was given 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months but still failed to ensure that her children attended school. She also failed to attend meetings with representatives of the council’s education welfare service and her children’s schools.

Magistrates in Truro invoked the suspended sentence and imposed a further eight weeks imprisonment for the new offence. The sentences are to run consecutively.

 

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5:11pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wave says...

Does this benefit the children?
Law is there to serve and protect the citizens of the state.
Although it's not said here, I would have to guess that the three children really are determined to be better off without their mother.
Does this benefit the children? Law is there to serve and protect the citizens of the state. Although it's not said here, I would have to guess that the three children really are determined to be better off without their mother. Wave
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11:11pm Thu 21 Feb 13

molesworth says...

This is shocking. Perhaps the children are too big for their mother to handle. Perhaps there's a deep underlying personal problem. Whatever the reasons for non attendance, is prison, a 5 month sentence(!) really going to improve this situation? We'll be sending people to the colonies for stealing bread next...
This is shocking. Perhaps the children are too big for their mother to handle. Perhaps there's a deep underlying personal problem. Whatever the reasons for non attendance, is prison, a 5 month sentence(!) really going to improve this situation? We'll be sending people to the colonies for stealing bread next... molesworth
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