The Education Welfare Service (EWS) promotes the importance of regular school attendance and investigates the causes of poor attendance. The EWS works closely with schools, parents, young people and other agencies to secure this.

The service also has responsibilities for delivery of statutory services which include: child employment and licensing, the monitoring and tracking of young people missing education and enforcement of attendance under the Education Act (1996) and Children Act (1989).

In addition the EWS provides training and advice on Child Protection matters.

Additional information on attendance at school can be found on our attendance in school page.

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