Tom and the boys got stopped in town last week by truancy officers,
today I got a letter off them explaining that they had found my boys in town at 10.55 Tuesday morning - I rang up and told the officer the error of her ways as my boys were not lost in the first place so how they found them beats me!!
that was the funny bit although the woman I spoke to didn't find it funny! But seriously they spelled the boys names wrong and the dates of birth they put at 2 months apart - quick pregnancy I had! She explained how they cross referenced the details on the computer and that it was correct, I said how the LEA woman sent me a letter last week with the correct details from the same building.
Her answer "everyone makes mistakes, we had over 100 children that day to send letters to", maybe our details were the only ones they got wrong?!
This is why I'm glad I home school my boys, this is why all these do good services are lame, no one knows what the other one is doing, details/files are lost, mistaken, forgotten, this is why although it is much more serious than truancy, children all over this country are abused and these people in authority mess up big time.
Almost every day I read a story about how a teacher/ coach/ nursery worker etc has abused/molested/interfered with a child/children. What is done? - naff all, maybe a couple of years inside, except because of remand etc they are let out again in a couple of months.
Why is this country like this? why am I as a homeschooler made to feel like I have done something wrong because my children (accompanied by their stepddad) are out and about on a weekday?
PATHETIC, really flippin' pathetic. This may be a little twisted but I can't wait for the day the truancy squad stop me, although maybe I better watch my mouth or I would end up inside for the rest of my life for having an opinion!