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Education Welfare Service

How we support our schools

  • Working in partnership with schools to develop strategies to raise school attendance and reduce persistent absence.
  • Providing advice and guidance on all aspects of school attendance issues.
  • Completing register reviews
  • Completing 12 weeks of fast-track interventions including the use of parenting contracts on school attendance referrals
  • Developing mediation partnerships between home and school
  • Facilitating case conferences
  • Creating paperwork around school attendance for all schools to use.
  • Providing training on Penalty Notices and other school related functions
  • Using statistical analysis and data as a means of targeting resources and identifying specific school related issues
  • Having a dedicated specialist Education Welfare Officer, working as part of the MASH team
  • Having a dedicated specialist Education Welfare Officer working as part of the virtual school