Education welfare provision


The National Association for Social Workers in Education and the Association of Education Welfare Managers have published Practical Early Intervention: The Case for Retaining a Local Authority Funded Education Welfare Service. The report finds that education welfare services, which work with vulnerable children and their families to improve school attendance and help prevent pupils becoming excluded from education, have been cut “significantly” over the past year. It says, “In some local authorities the education welfare service has been completely disestablished. In others staffing numbers have cut by half, which means that many schools now have little or no regular contact with an education welfare officer.”

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