Suffolk County Council is committed to ensuring the best education and opportunities for every child in our county. Regular school attendance is vital to this.

This page is intended to provide guidance and support schools in their continued efforts to achieve this.

SCC website now hosts a number of Parent FAQs for both school attendance and fixed penalty notices.

Each school in Suffolk has been allocated an Education Welfare Officer (EWO) who will conduct a termly visit and will be able to offer support and guidance with school attendance.

EWO Traded Offer

In addition to our statutory offer schools and academies can purchase a higher level of support through your allocated Education Welfare Officer (EWO).

EWOs can take referrals for young people whose absences from school are unauthorised and when schools have been unable to resolve the difficulties. This involves carrying out assessments of the circumstances preventing regular school attendance using the Signs of Safety Framework and, with families and other professionals, making, putting into action and reviewing appropriate plans to improve school attendance.