Rejected petition Stop the unauthorised absence at schools because of mental health.

Make education committees accept that mental health is as important as physical health and stop the unauthorised absence marks

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s not clear what the petition is asking the UK Government or Parliament to do.

We understand you're concerned about how schools treat absences on the grounds of mental ill health. However, it is already the case that schools and local authorities are required to treat all medical absences as authorised (including those relating to mental health) unless they have a legitimate reason for doubting the truthfulness of the student's claim. We're therefore not sure what it is you want the Government to do differently.

You could contact a local councillor who represents you if you have a specific concern about how a particular school or your local authority treats such absences. You can find out who your local councillors are, and how to contact them, by entering your post code here:

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