We are fully committed to truancy sweeps. Our staff work closely with South Yorkshire Police to combat truancy, condoned absence and youth crime.
There are monthly truancy sweeps taking place across Sheffield and additional weeks of patrols which link in with the national strategy.
During a sweep every school-aged young person is stopped and their details taken. Many young people stopped are with an adult, without a justified reason for being absent from school.
All young people stopped without a justified reason for absence are followed up by the Attendance and Inclusion Service. Some information from truancy sweeps is used as evidence in court proceedings against parents.
For more information contact Diane Dewick, Service Manager - West Multi Agency Support Team on 0114 2735346.