School phobia boy granted apology

A local authority has been forced to apologise for bringing a truancy prosecution against a boy who suffered from a phobia of school.

A tribunal ruled Suffolk County Council should not have taken the family to court because of the effect it had had on the boy's mental health.

The boy developed anxiety while off sick with a virus shortly after starting at the east Suffolk school.

The council said it was considering an appeal against the ruling.

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