There are 3 Schools' Attendance and Welfare Officers (AWO) in post in Clackmannanshire. They cover all the secondary schools and primary schools in the area.
The Attendance and Welfare Officers are responsible for improving the attendance of school age pupils in Clackmannanshire schools.
To do this the AWO works with the school to identify pupils whose attendance or punctuality is cause for concern.
If a pupil does not attend school and there has been no contact with the parent/carer, the Attendance and Welfare Officer may visit the home to find out the reason for the absence. The AWO will liaise with the parent/carer and the child to find out the reason for absence.
There are many causes for poor attendance and the AWO will liaise with Social Work, Psychological Services and any other agency to support the child and his/her parent(s).
If there is no improvement in attendance a meeting involving parents/carers and professionals involved with the child may be arranged.
The Attendance and Welfare Officer may support the school to refer to the Reporter to the Children's Panel for non-attendance at school.
To contact the Attendance and Welfare Officers please use the details below.
Education & Schools
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 724345 / 450000