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Education Welfare Service

Statutory responsibilities

Our Education Welfare Service provides help, advice and support to schools and families experiencing school attendance related difficulties. We hold the statutory responsibility for the following areas of work:

  • Elective Home Educated
  • Children Missing Education
  • Child employment and performance licences
  • Chaperone licences
  • Legal sanctions relating to school attendance, including Penalty Notices and Prosecutions, under section 4441 4441A of the Education Act 1996
  • School Attendance Orders
  • Education Supervision Orders
  • Parenting Orders