Early Help - Absence from School
|Name||Education Welfare Officers |
|Who are you||Formerly Education Welfare Service, we are now part of the Early Help integrated Locality Teams|
If your child does not attend school regularly the school may make a referral to Early Help to request support from an Early Help Worker. The worker will work with you, your child and the school to improve your child’s attendance.
If you are worried that your child may be truanting, talk to their school, they can help, or can put you in touch with your Education Welfare Officer who can also help to sort out problems.
|Where and how accessed|| If you are a parent and have concerns about your child’s attendance, contact your child’s school, the Early Help team in your area or alternatively contact the Early Help Triage Team. |
Each locality area has its own Early help worker with an Education Welfare expertise and a dedicated Attendance Adviser.
|Age range||Early Help workers and Attendance Advisers work primarily with children aged 5-16 (statutory school age) |
Early Help Workers can also offer support and advice to parents/carers of children who are below statutory school age.
The Early Help and Family Engagement Service work with children and young people from 0-19 years (25 for young people
with a disability)
|Service type|| |
Targeted – a referral must be made by the school or a parent to Early Help to request support.
|Opening times||Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30pm|