Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Information for Schools (inc Absence Reporting)

The Educational Welfare Services of the Child and Family Agency works collaboratively and cohesively with schools to secure better educational outcomes for children and young people.

Schools are obliged by law under the Education (Welfare) Act, 2000  to submit reports on school attendance to the Educational Welfare Services of the Child and Family Agency. There are two types of reporting required and they are (i) reports on individual students and (ii) reports on overall school attendance figures. To find our more about why schools must report and how click here.

The Educational Welfare Service supports schools in their work around attendance, participation and retention in a number of ways including around the development of school codes of behaviour.

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