Maximising Resources and Minimising Costs: Welfare Call’s Crucial Role in Supporting Local Authorities

In an era of tightening budgets and increasing demands, local authorities are facing unprecedented challenges in delivering essential services and meeting and exceeding their statutory obligations, particularly for vulnerable children and young people. The struggle to balance budgets while ensuring… Read more

Posted by on 1st May 2024

Empowering Every Child: Welfare Call’s Commitment to SEND

In the challenging landscape of child welfare and education, ensuring that every child’s unique needs are met is paramount. Not only are local authorities responsible for maintaining a clear, accessible local offer of services to support children and young people… Read more

Posted by on 2nd January 2024

Bridging the Gap: Welfare Call’s Impact on Education Equality

The pursuit of education equality is a huge challenge for councillors and policymakers. Tackling issues such as the educational attainment gap and child poverty demands innovative solutions that go beyond traditional approaches; it needs a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach.   Welfare… Read more

Posted by on 23rd October 2023

Empowering Communities and Protecting Vulnerable Individuals: Welfare Call’s Role in Safeguarding

Ensuring the safety and well-being of children and young people is a paramount concern to local authorities. The prevalence of issues related to child abuse, neglect, and exploitation demands a robust and comprehensive approach, and Welfare Call stands at the… Read more

Posted by on 23rd August 2023

Our Attendance Service Continues to Expand: Welcome to Welfare Call

Attendance Monitoring data is a vital tool allowing Authorities to take control and react where problems arise and strive for improvements in their absenteeism and exclusion figures. We already work with more than 75% of Local Authorities to ensure that… Read more

Posted by on 17th April 2023

Come and meet us at the NAVSH 2023 Annual Conference in Manchester, Weds 8th & Thurs 9th March 2023

This week we’re taking part in the NAVSH annual conference at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on Weds 8th & Thurs 9th March 2023. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you all during the two-day… Read more

Posted by on 6th March 2023

Where are England’s Children? Safeguarding the most vulnerable children through Attendance monitoring

This week saw the publication of Where are England’s Children? Interim findings from the Children’s Commissioner’s Attendance Audit.   In order to investigate how much Local Authorities (LAs) know about children that are missing education, the Children’s Commissioner’s office… Read more

Posted by on 11th March 2022

Does your Authority issue fines to parents of absent children? New consultation launched by DfE to end postcode lottery in how schools manage avoidable absence.

Does your Authority issue fines to parents of absent children? The issue of pupil attendance data has been talked about a lot over the past couple of weeks as the government has proposed that they are looking to set a… Read more

Posted by on 11th February 2022

How can we help Virtual School heads get children in care the education they need?

An article caught my eye earlier this month on the challenges of getting children in care the education they need. It goes on to say that Virtual School heads lack the powers they need in the face of “pushback” from… Read more

Posted by on 17th November 2021