Hampshire County Council

Code of Conduct

for Issuing Penalty Notices in Respect of

Unauthorised Absence from Schools

1. Legal background

2. Rationale for issuing Penalty Notices

3. Circumstances when a Penalty Notice may be issued

4. Steps to be taken before Authorised Persons can issue Penalty Notices

5. Procedure for issuing a Penalty Notice

6. Payment of Penalty Notices

7. Non-payment of Penalty Notices

8. Withdrawal of a Penalty Notice

9. Arrangements for co-ordination between the County Council, other Local Education Authorities (where appropriate), the police and authorised officers

November 2006