||<p>Penalty notices are issued to parents by schools, local authorities or the police
for failing to ensure that if their child is of compulsory school age, they regularly
attend the state-funded school where they are registered or at the place where alternative
provision is provided for them.</p><p>The statistical publication 'Parental Responsibility
Measures in England: 2017 to 2018' includes the numbers of penalty notices issued
in England in table 1. The release is available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/parental-responsibility-measures-2017-to-2018"
data shows the number of penalty notices issued to parents; if a parent has received
more than one penalty notice then each penalty notice would be counted. The number
of parents who have received a penalty notice is not available.</p><p>Collected information
contains reasons for why penalty notices are issued and is broken down by 'unauthorised
family holiday absence', 'arriving late' and 'absence due to other unauthorised circumstances'.
Data is not collected specifically on the number issued due to truancy.</p>