A Public Health Approach to Attendance

What do we mean by this?  A Public Health approach provides a framework for investigating the causes and consequences of a particular area.  Persistent absence is of particular national, local and individual concern due to the negative consequences of absence, it increases the risks of children and young people becoming involved in antisocial behaviour and crime, while also reducing opportunity to fulfil their educational potential.

Absence and preventing children and young people becoming persistent absentees is the mission of Attendance Plus.  Our approach seeks to improve the attendance of children and young people who find themselves persistent absent through heartfelt curiosity, support and by applying an attitude for responsible attendance.

A four step approach

  • To define the concern through the collection of systematic information about the magnitude, scope, characteristics and consequences of persistent absence.
  • To establish why persistent absence occurs using research to determine the causes and correlates of absence, the factors that increase or decrease the risk of persistent absence, and the factors that could be modified through meaningful interventions.
  • To find what works to prevent absence by designing, implementing and evaluating interventions.
  • To find what works to support children and young people back to regular attendance by designing, implementing and evaluating interventions.

Attendance Plus Memberships

– British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
– International Network for School Attendance (INSA)
– Association for Education Welfare Management (AEWM)

Contact us: 07512 287262

ICO Reference Number ZA485727

Attendance Plus Limited – Company Number 10227687