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More About The Organisation
Good school attendance gives children the opportunity of success and helps develop skills for life. All children should attend school every day unless there is an unavoidable cause like illness.
Missing school damages a pupil’s learning and their grades, disrupts routines and can make pupils vulnerable to crime. Pupils should never miss school for reasons like shopping, birthdays or to wait in for a repair person.
Parents/carers commit an offence if a child doesn’t attend school regularly and the absence is not agreed by the school.
The EWS has the statutory responsibility for ensuring that parents/carers fulfil their legal duties regarding school attendance. Officers liaise with schools, parents and young people to resolve issues wherever possible. This may involve referral to other support agencies. In some circumstances the EWS may have to take legal enforcement action against the parents/carers.
The EWS also track pupils who go missing from school and ensure those young people who have part-time jobs or perform in entertainment are safe and protected from harm.
Type of Organisation
Are you open during term time?
Are you open during school holidays?
|Monday||9am - 4pm|
|Tuesday||9am - 4pm|
|Wednesday||9am - 4pm|
|Thursday||9am - 4pm|
|Friday||9am - 4pm|
How do people access your service?
Our offices are not open to the public. If parent/carers, young people or other agencies require information, guidance or support they need to make telephone contact or complete a referral form.
If referral then by whom? For example, Social Worker, School, Doctor, Self-referral?
Do you have a waiting list?
Do you welcome people using your service from the Bristol area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bristol using your service?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of South Gloucestershire using your service?
Who can use your service
Age of Users
Who can use your service?
Parents/carers with statutory school age children.
Are there restrictions on who can use this service?
Pupils and parent/carers of pupils at independent schools, academies or secondary schools can obtain advice from the EWS but we may not be able to undertake direct work ourselves. In this case we would be able to advise the parent/carer or pupil who to contact to help them with the issue they have raised.