When a child is unable to attend for a longer period, and early help support has not helped the child back into school
The school should:
- meet with parents, and where appropriate the child
- liaise with the GP or Health Professional to consider what they feel the child can engage with.
- put in place a support plan. This looks at what the child needs to continue to go to school. Any reasonable adjustments will be part of this plan. For children with physical health needs this should include a referral to the health needs in education team.
- consult with their linked attendance and inclusion officer. This is to discuss support. It also includes whether Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) support, graded exposure and/or mentoring could help with going to school.
- invite other professionals to meet with the child. Only where their support can be meaningful to the outcomes of the child.