Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Where can I get information about other concerns that are impacting my child’s attendance?

Concerns that may arise, including bullying, anxiety and special educational needs, should be discussed directly with the School. Further information is available from:

Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2013 – www.education.ie

National Education Psychology Service – www.education.ie

National Council for Special Education – www.ncse.ie


Select an option below for further information and support 

How does the Educational Welfare Service work?  

Protecting a child’s right to education 

Who can refer to the Educational Welfare Service? 

What is the role of the parent? 

What should I do if my child is absent from school?  

Can I take my child on holidays during term time? 

What will the school do if my child misses a lot of school? 

How do I enrol my child in School? 

Can I appeal the decision if a school refuses to enrol my child? 

What happens if my family is moving to a new area away from the school? 

What can I do if the school suspends or intends to expel my child? 

What is home tuition? 

Can I teach my child at home? 

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