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School Attendance Advice Hub launched

by Jonathan Kearney

Knowsley Council’s School Attendance Service has launched a new Advice Hub to offer guidance to parents and carers.

With the new academic year beginning in September parents and carers will be able to discuss any concerns around attendance with the dedicated Advice Hub team.

With many children not stepping into a classroom for over five months, parents and carers may worry about how daunting this may be for their child, but help and support is only a phone call away.

Where necessary the team are also able to signpost parents and carers to other agencies to advise on a specific issue such as Knowsley Early Help and Kooth.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “We understand that parents and carers will possibly need advice and support in relation to their child returning to school over the coming weeks and months. The Advice Hub team are available to offer you friendly advice and support at a time when you need it the most. It is always advisable to try and get support or advice if you have any concerns at the earliest opportunity, rather than let them escalate.”

You can contact the Knowsley School Attendance Service Advice Hub on 0151 443 5177. If you leave your name and contact details one of the team will get back to you within 24 hours to offer help and support.

You can find out more about the importance of good school attendance in Knowsley here.