Raising Attendance 2: a Detailed Study of Education Welfare Service Working Practices

Anne Wilkin, Kay Kinder, Karen Halsey, Mary Atkinson

01 June 2000

This is the second of two reports arising from an NFER project which concentrates on the role of the LEA in reducing truancy and raising school attendance. It relays findings from face-to-face interviews with Education Welfare Service staff in 20 LEAs, as well as personal interviews with staff from schools and other agencies, pupils and parents in five case-study LEAs. The report focuses on Education Welfare Service working practices and provides detailed accounts of current initiatives and their effectiveness. It should be relevant to policy makers and practitioners, as well as those researching in the area of truancy and school non-attendance.

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