Truants and school dropouts
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- Justitiële verkenningen 2006/06
Truancy and school dropouts present a rather substantial problem in the Netherlands. In 2004/2005 there were 57,000 school dropouts (part of whom were readmitted to other courses). School dropouts are vulnerable and their opportunities on the labour market are limited. Clearly, no standard intervention exists. Instead, schools, school attendance officers, Public Prosecutors and 'truancy courts' must be able to call on a vast range of responses to truancy, which can be a warning sign for dropping out of school altogether. This themed issue focuses on the enforcement of the Compulsory Education Act .