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Education welfare service


From January 2018 the Education Welfare Service will only deliver on the Statutory Duties of the Local Authority in relation of school attendance or otherwise. The service will move from Integrated Early Support into the Education Directorate.

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

  • identification of children missing education (CME)
  • improving attendance via investigation/enforcement process
  • school Attendance Orders
  • Contribute 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

Further information

For further information contact the Education Welfare team on 01606 275759 or view the pages and documents below,