Mum wins court fight over keeping scared son off school

Preston Magistrates' Court

Preston Magistrates' Court

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A mum has won a legal battle over not sending her son to school for a year – because he was too frightened to attend.

The mum claimed her 10-year-old son was terrified after he was restrained by staff at a specialist school in central Lancashire and was too traumatised to go back.

Lancashire County Council prosecuted the mum for failing to ensure her son attended the school regularly, but a court cleared her after hearing evidence about the health of the boy, who is autistic.


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