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Teen missed school.

A MUM has been handed a community order after failing to ensure her teenage daughter attended school for nearly three months.

The Stockton woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted the charge when she appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court yesterday.

The court heard how the education welfare service tried to support the 15-year-old girl and her mother in an effort to improve the situation.

But the intervention didn't have the desired outcome and Gary Wood, defending, said: "It is a sad state of affairs.

"Even having been brought to court, her daughter is still not attending school.

"Clearly there are a number of problems in this defendant's life which are causing this child not to attend school."

Prosecutor Jonathan Nertney told the court how the woman, 45, was clearly aware of the implications of her child not attending school.

Magistrate David Rae sentenced her to a 12-month community order, with a supervision requirement.

He also ordered her to pay pounds 100 costs.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jul 13, 2011
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