Education welfare

The Education Welfare service provides a social work service in schools to try and raise attendance. We want our young people to make the best of the opportunities they have. We use different methods of finding out what is causing a young person not to attend school. This could be anything from social to emotional and motivational issues.

We also support schools and offer advice and guidance. Our main client is the child, but we also work with families and professionals. For this we offer supervision for staff, as well as supervision training.

We have a statutory duty to promote the attendance of children in the city and we can use legal means to make this happen if needed.


Southampton Education Welfare Service provides safeguarding training for Designated Safeguarding Leads, as well as an offer for other professionals seeking safeguarding awareness training. We also offer bespoke courses regarding safeguarding training for your settings. Please find further information regarding the training offer.

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