Educational Welfare Officer

Educational Welfare Officer

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1. (Education) (in Britain) a local education authority worker whose job it is to find out whether difficulties outside school are contributing to a child's classroom problems or irregular attendance and who may intervene to help the child to benefit more from schooling. Former names: school attendance officer or truancy officer
2. (Social Welfare) (in Britain) a local education authority worker whose job it is to find out whether difficulties outside school are contributing to a child's classroom problems or irregular attendance and who may intervene to help the child to benefit more from schooling. Former names: school attendance officer or truancy officer
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Mr Richards was an educational welfare officer well-known for his work with young people, and had been a governor at Kings Road Primary School in Stretford.
An educational welfare officer told Derry Youth Court the mother and father didn't show up at court hearings in recent months and had failed to engage with the education authorities.
Two support staff working alongside an educational welfare officer make the morning calls for the school rated as "good" in an Estyn inspection in November 2012.
The DfE says children must get a full-time education that meets their needs, and if a child is unexpectedly missing from school and the local council thinks they're not being educated at home, parents will be contacted by an educational welfare officer - even if a child is only missing for a day.
It consists of Sergeant Dawn Naughton, PC Edward O'Hara, PC Linda Sibley and educational welfare officer Hannah Gooch.
That happened after the educational welfare officer told him that I would go to prison unless he went to school.''
``During that time she was an educational welfare officer for Robert Thompson.
She's also an educational welfare officer for the Vale of Glamorgan and she would be the first to admit she has a very busy life.
An educational welfare officer said in two of the cases social services were involved with the families.
Margaret White, 73, a retired educational welfare officer, and her husband, Tom, 75, a retired electrician instructor, of Blayney Row, Newburn, Newcastle, lost their son Stephen in 1980.
Officers linked up with a city council educational welfare officer and during the three-day exercise returned the youths to school, including one who was at a special school for truants.
The system keeps trying to make contact until 8pm each night and, if a parent does not respond, staff at the school notify an educational welfare officer who makes a visit to the child's home.

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