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‘Filling the gaps in family support to improve school attendance’

Filling in the gaps in Family Support- makes an ‘invest to gain’ case for accelerating funding to provide whole family support services around schools where high absence levels threaten long term prosperity for communities.

Jaine Stannard, School-Home Support CEO

Forty years of working with children and families have taught me two things. First, most parents want the best for their children, including doing well at school. Blaming and punishing them for absence doesn’t work and can be counter-productive. Second, there are no quick fixes; getting children into school and their families fully engaged takes time, trust, support and understanding.