Wirral’s Education Social Welfare Service seeks to ensure that every child receives the maximum benefit from the education opportunities provided. We work in partnership with children and young people, parents and carers, school staff and other agencies to achieve this.

Parents who are concerned about their child’s school attendance should contact us on 0151 666 3433.

As a traded service schools and academies can choose how much of the service’s time they buy in. Schools may then refer pupils who are persistently absent and they will be supported to improve their attendance.

Statutory services we provide include:

School attendance

Home schooling support

Employment and performance licences 


  • support to children at risk of not receiving a suitable education including looked after children, children from traveller families, and children involved in the youth justice system, under the Education Act 2006, Section 4


More information

Parents who require further information should contact 0151 666 3433.