Education Welfare Service
Education Welfare is a specialist service provided by the Local
Authority to families and schools. Its key role is to ensure high
levels of pupil attendance. Approaches include individual pupil
casework, wider support to schools for them to promote good
attendance and take quick action to address potential absence
difficulties, and working with other agencies and groups to address
factors that contribute to absence from school.
In addition Education Welfare undertakes to protect children
from exploitation and harm (including educationally) in the areas
of child employment and entertainment.
Education Welfare has teams of Education Welfare Officers based
within the Integrated Service Delivery Areas. There is also a
specialist Education Welfare Officer responsible for child
employment and children in entertainment and the Children
Missing From Education Team.
Contact to the Education Welfare Service can be achieved through
a designated Advice Line - 01403 229023 or 03302 228200.