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Does being late count as late or non attending please?
Ok - can you be prosecuted - sadly yes you can
If she is late and it counts as non attendance then whilst you would technically could be guilty of an offence, it would be mitigated by the fact she attended late
Of course the amount of time she was late would also be taken into account, ie if she was 5 mins late any sentence would be lesser than if she was 2 hours late
However you need to ask the School/Local Authority for a copy of their policy
This is because it seems strange she was getting a late mark and now counts as non attending
I don't know whether she is getting later and they have a cut off, ie say 10 mins from being late to not being there
So you need to ask for that.
If she is constantly the same time late, it would seem strange the bracket has changed, which is why you need the policy
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Ok - then if she is under 10 min then I can see it being late.
But yes, you can be prosecuted, but any sentence is likely to be lesser than if she failed to go at all
You are rather likely to get a fine
The fine is what is called a band A range to band C
So depends on your incone
Can I clarify anything else?
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