189 parents in dock for ‘dobbing’

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Parents were taken to court 189 times in the Western region over the past five years because their children were ‘dobbing’ school.

The Education Minister John O’Dowd revealed the number of parents taken to court due to children being absent from school in response to an Assembly Question: 45 in 2010/11; 26 in 2011/12; 33 in 2012/13; 31 in 2013/14; and 54 in 2014/15.