Attendance and Prosecution
The Attendance Team acts on behalf of Bradford Children's Services to support regular school attendance.
Attendance Officers work closely with schools and families to resolve issues of poor school attendance. The service also provides support and advice to schools in developing strategies to improve pupil attendance.
A traded service offer is available for schools to provide additional support to challenge Persistent Absence which can include:
- Individual pupil or family case work
- Whole school project work
- Mediation between school and families
- Penalty notice and prosecution support
More information can be viewed on both Skills4bradford and BSO
websites www.skills4bradford.co.uk /
https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/Schools/Home.aspx or email us at
We have added two NEW offers available to support schools
- Intensive support challenging Persistent Absence
- We are currently offering a trial of the service, offering a 13 week nudge letter intervention / intense case work support project. Schools will receive one hour per week of attendance officer support for as little as £660.
- A half day Attendance Review
- Safeguarding analysis in relation to attendance
- Whole school register scrutiny
- Policy review
- Identifying, reviewing and advising on strategies for vulnerable groups
- Recommendations to support your attendance action plan
The review can be purchased for £250 you can request either of the above support packages by contacting Waheeda.firstname.lastname@example.org / Paul.email@example.com or by telephone 01274 439651
For attendance support please email
For legal queries in relation to term time fines for holidays please email
Prosecution and Penalty Notices for attendance please email
Please visit www.skills4bradford.co.uk
to view further information
Child Employment, Entertainment and Licensing
The Local authority is responsible to monitor child employment and is responsible for the issuing of Child Employment Permits and Entertainment Licenses for school age children. If schools learn about a child who is in employment and need to seek further
advice and support please contact;
Child Employment and Entertainment Licensing queries
Education Safeguarding Officers
This team consists of officers with a social work and teaching background, their main function is to ensure safeguarding policy and procedures are adhered to within our schools and where support has been identified this is offered.
Regular training is offered to schools including the DSL training. We also investigate parental concerns/complaints sometimes these are sent directly to Ofsted/DfE. These may be sent to the Local Authority and, if in respect of safeguarding, to the Education
Safeguarding team to investigate and respond to.
Safeguarding Complaints MEST@bradford.gov.uk
Safeguarding Advice 01274 437043
Elective Home Education
This specialist team maintains the record of Electively Home Educated Pupil, provide advice and guidance to schools and families in respect of Elective Home Education, and undertake informal enquiries with regards to the suitability of education provision
for Electively Home Educated pupils.
Elective Home Education queries
Children Missing Education (CME)
The CME team is a statutory service which identifies and supports schools with the following;
Children Missing Education (CME) are children of compulsory school age who are not registered pupils at a school and are not receiving suitable education otherwise than at a school i.e. privately or electively home education (EHE).
All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to an efficient, full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have.
Children missing education are at significant risk of underachieving, being victims of harm, exploitation or radicalisation, and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life.
Effective information sharing between parents, schools and local authorities is critical to ensuring that all children of compulsory school age are safe and receiving suitable education.
Further information can be found on the specific BSO pages
Queries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting 01274 438877
The Access team supports families from Central and Eastern Europe, Refugees, Asylum Seeker, Traveller backgrounds and vulnerable families with access to education. The service supports and signposts its client group, taking into account the wider family
support needs; including SEN, Benefits, and Early Help. Specialist staff in the team advocate on behalf of families who are experiencing barriers in accessing appropriate education settings.
Advice from Children Missing Education Access Team email@example.com