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Education Welfare Service

Education Welfare Service (EWS)

The Education Welfare Service is the primary agency through which the Children’s and Young Peoples Services deliver statutory support to schools in the raising and maintenance of pupil attendance levels.  All schools can access support from the Education Welfare Officers and schools will refer cases to the Service when appropriate.

A wide range of strategies are deployed to improve attendance based on an assessment of the school, pupil and family situation.  As well as individual casework EWS works in partnership with schools, children and families to ensure regular attendance at school.


The Service aims to:

•     Identify factors inhibiting regular attendance so that all children have the opportunity to realise their full potential through access to appropriate educational provision.

•     Support schools and other agencies in maximising attendance and ensure that children live and learn in a safe environment.

•     Deliver statutory legal interventions via the courts to secure attendance in appropriate circumstances.

The Service will also:

•     Participate in the multi-agency protection of children from abuse, as determined by the Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board.

•     Support Children’s Services in discharging its statutory duties in relation to children missing education (CME) and responsibilities in respect of children who are electively home educated (EHE). 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Allison Cain, Charles Breen, Danielle Robb, Karl Hands


Where to go

Toxteth Annexe
Aigburth Road
L17 7BN

Other Details


Please contact provider for cost details.

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Young Adults (16 to 25)
Primary (5 to 11)
Secondary (11 to 16)
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