The Education Welfare Service works with Schools and Academies to provide support to children, young people and their families in connection with school attendance and accessing education
Support to families can take a range of forms including proactive support, individual work, advice and guidance, and in extreme cases legal action.
The Education Welfare Service also has a responsibility for monitoring children missing from education, elective home education, child employment and entertainment licences.
The Education Welfare Service has a range of statutory and discretionary responsibilities. Not all services may be available in Academies as the same responsibilities do not always apply.