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COUNCILS TOLD TO USE POWERS TO PROSECUTE VIOLENT PUPILS AND PARENTS

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Local education authorities will be told to take more prosecutions against violent pupils and parents, BBC Radio Fo...
Local education authorities will be told to take more prosecutions against violent pupils and parents, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

Teaching unions believe local authorities have not offered them enough protection from aggressive parents, the programme reported. Education secretary Estelle Morris says many authorities have not been proactive enough in taking prosecutions or supporting headteachers who do. Local authorities will be expected to use their powers to ban aggressive parents from school premises, Today reported.

The government is today issuing guidelines to heads on how to use the law and posters for schools warning parents that action will be taken in response to assaults (see LGCnet).
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