Our Education Welfare Officers (EWOs) are trained to work with young people and families, with a track record of being able to challenge, support and solve issues that have historically led to poor attendance.
Staff have extensive experience of individual casework management and knowledge of attendance issues including policy, law and best practice.
The team can deliver a wide range of assessments, casework and targeted interventions, including delivery of all statutory enforcement processes and procedures. Strong links with neighbouring local authorities supported by cross-border working protocols allow our team to address attendance issues for all pupils, irrespective of home address.
The key elements of our service include:
- Helping schools to manage the key performance area of Persistent Absence (PA)
- Early intervention in cases where attendance is starting to cause concern.
- Establishing effective home-school links and ensuring parents and carers understand their legal responsibilities
- A casework service to support regular school attendance by identifying and helping to address any pupil and/or family needs linked to attendance.
- Cross-border working protocols with neighbouring local authorities to ensure pupils attending Liverpool schools are engaged irrespective of living out of authority.
- Representing schools as requested at a range of multi-agency forums supporting families and pupils, including safeguarding meetings.
- Supporting the development of best practice in school by auditing and review of attendance management practice and procedures.
- Advice on attendance data management.