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Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs)

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

In accordance with Section 23 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act, Local Authorities and Police have the power to issue Penalty Notices to parents who fail to ensure their child or children's regular attendance at school.

At present, Fixed Penalty Notices are issued by the Local Authority, following periods of unauthorised absence of 3 or more days. The following criteria must be met in order for a penalty notice to be issued:-