“Holiday of a Lifetime” threatened by fines

CLC World Charity Holidays, in conjunction with Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund (CFHF), has made headlines regarding the application of fines by schools, councils and education authorities for parents who take their children out of school during term-time.

Parents concerned about taking up holiday offer

CLC World Charity Holidays is designed to make a lasting difference to those who need it most, particularly those who care for loved ones providing much appreciated family time away from the stresses of everyday life.
The charitable initiative is working closely with CFHF which helps fund holidays and short breaks for children with CF. CF is a life-limiting disease that requires daily treatment and medication, so holidays are a vital element for the well-being of the children and the family around them – providing respite and allowing for quality time together as a family.
However, many parents are worried about taking up the offer as they may well be fined for taking their children out of school.

CLC World Pledge

As a result, CLC World has pledged to pay any fines incurred by CFHF families holidaying at its resorts.
Graham Wilding, UK Operations Director at CLC World, added: “The issue of whether parents can take children out of school during term time takes a completely new perspective in the case of families living with life-limiting illnesses. It’s clear that the law needs to consider these cases separately.
“While it’s important for children to gain a good standard of education, it’s also important for those children who are sick, or their siblings, to have the chance to spend time as a family.”
The Supreme Court recently reserved judgement on a landmark legal case to decide whether parents have the right to take their children out of school to go on holiday.