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Education Welfare Service

Since January 2018 the Education Welfare Service only deliver on the Statutory Duties of the Local Authority in relation to school attendance or otherwise. The service is part of Children's Services.

Education Welfare Officers no longer undertake casework. Statutory duties will include the following:

  • identification of children missing education (CME)
  • improving attendance via investigation/enforcement process
  • school attendance orders
  • contributing to the code of conduct for Fixed Penalty Notices
  • assessment of Fixed Penalty Warning requests
  • assessment and guidance for section 444 parental prosecution
  • child performance/employment regulation (child licensing)
  • right to inspect registers