Education Welfare Service
Organisation type: Voluntary or Community Sector
As the EWS, we support good school attendance and high standards of pupil welfare. We work with
- and families
We can give advice on matters relating to child protection and bullying. We will also work with pupils who are finding it difficult to attend school and help them to build up regular attendance.
We have a duty on behalf of the local authority (LA) to ensure that parents/carers ensure that their children attend school regularly.
Where children do not attend school regularly, and there is no good reason for such absence, the EWS will use the full range of statutory powers, including court action and the issuing of fixed penalty notices, to ensure that this happens.