Sidcup mother given suspended sentence after daughter missed three months of school

PUBLISHED: 15:55 21 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:55 21 November 2013

A mother was handed a suspended prison sentence last week, after her nine-year-old daughter missed three months of school.

Louise Fasey, of Jubilee Way, Sidcup, was found guilty at Bromley Magistrates Court, having previously been prosecuted by Bexley Council for a similar offence.

She was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, on the condition she is not convicted for a similar offence. She was also ordered to pay costs of £150 and a victim surcharge of £80.

Cllr John Fuller, cabinet member for education, said: “It is our duty as a local authority to make sure that children in the borough get the education they deserve.

“This means making sure that our children and young people are able to attend school regularly and taking serious action when that doesn’t happen. This sentence is a message to any parent who fails to get their children to school without a valid reason.”

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