Note: this article is about parenting contracts, which are not the same as parenting orders. A parenting order can only be imposed by the court and does not need parental agreement.
Use parenting contracts for misbehaviour or irregular attendance
A parenting contract is a formal written, signed agreement between parents and either the local authority (LA) or the governing board of a school, and should include:
- A statement by the parents that they agree to comply for a specified period with the requirements set out in the contract; and
- A statement by the LA or governing board agreeing to provide support to the parents for the purpose of complying with the contract
LAs or governing boards should fund any support