Parenting Orders

Education written question – answered on 16th September 2010.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Labour, Don Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many parenting orders have been issued for (a) truancy and (b) other offences in (i) Doncaster, (ii) South Yorkshire and (iii) England since their introduction.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department has collected data from local authorities in England on parenting orders granted by the Courts following (a) successful truancy prosecutions since 2004. The number of parenting orders issued between September 2004 and August 2009 in:

(i) Doncaster was 58

(ii) South Yorkshire was 129

(iii) England was 2,444

The Youth Justice Board has collected data on the number of parenting orders granted by the Courts following (b) other offences since their introduction in 1998. The following figures show the number of parenting orders awarded when a juvenile was convicted and received a court order. The data only includes parenting orders imposed in other circumstances such as antisocial behaviour orders for 2000/01 to 2003/04 because Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) were not always involved in applying for these and therefore the data was incomplete. The number of these parenting orders issued between 1998 and 2008 in:

(i) Doncaster was 15

(ii) South Yorkshire was 117

(iii) England was 9,617

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