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    Hi all, a guy I know has finished his GCSE's and isn't in full-time education or employment anymore. He's 16 and just sits at home all day playing games even though a lot of people have offered him choices. Anyone know if this is legal because I think you need to be over 18 until education or employment isn't compulsory? I don't think he is planning anything to do so a few of my friends and I are wondering whether we should report him. Any idea's on how though?
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    I would have thought the culprit was his parents who allow him to do this. I would kick my kids to high heaven if they spent all their time playing games at that age.
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    My understanding is that it is technically compulsory to be in education or training up to 18 but it's not well enforced so there are plenty of people who still drop out early and do nothing. It's his life, I'd leave him to make his own mistakes... he's not going to commit to A levels/apprenticeships if you report him, he will continue to be lazy.
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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    My understanding is that it is technically compulsory to be in education or training up to 18 but it's not well enforced so there are plenty of people who still drop out early and do nothing. It's his life, I'd leave him to make his own mistakes... he's not going to commit to A levels/apprenticeships if you report him, he will continue to be lazy.
    I heard that if the government is aware of this then his parents will receive a fine?
    I think if that did happen then he might finally realise he needs to do something with his life because he isn't 'stupid'.
    Any ideas on where I could potentially report him?
    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    I would have thought the culprit was his parents who allow him to do this. I would kick my kids to high heaven if they spent all their time playing games at that age.
    His parents have given up on him after almost a year of trying. he completed his GCSE's in 2015 and achieved 5A*-C's including english and maths but he just doesn't ever do anything. Whenever his is questioned he always says 'its because I want to join the military but my mum won't let me'
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    So his parents are unable to confiscate said games equipment?
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    So his parents are unable to confiscate said games equipment?
    I think its more of a case of them just giving up. His parents don't want him to join the military so thats why he's currently not doing anything.
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    I heard that if the government is aware of this then his parents will receive a fine?
    I think if that did happen then he might finally realise he needs to do something with his life because he isn't 'stupid'.
    Any ideas on where I could potentially report him?
    Thanks in advance
    What's your stake in this that you are going to report them?

    Its the parents responsibility. You can report them to the LEA.
 
 
 
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