Education Welfare Service

The Education Welfare Service (EWS):

  • support children, families and schools with school attendance issues
  • implement statutory requirements including those for children in entertainment and child employment

Most schools in Bexley have an Education Welfare Officer from the service attached to them, though some schools and academies use an alternative provider to support them with attendance.

EWOs visit schools regularly to help monitor children’s attendance. Schools are able to refer children when attendance is a concern, and if the referral is accepted the EWO will contact the parents to discuss further.

If there are queries regarding school attendance or the Education Welfare Service, please email