NUT Cymru says Welsh Government proposals to fine parents will not help tackle truancy
TEACHING union NUT Cymru has criticised Welsh Government proposals to introduce fines for parents to combat truancy.
It says the move would undermine the good work already being done to tackle it.
The union says there has been steady fall in truancy, with new figures showing the highest level of primary school attendance since the Welsh Government started collecting data.
Wales policy officer Owen Hathway said co-operation with parents was essential.
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Introducing fines, he said, could lead to a breakdown in school-parent relationships.