Emotionally Based School Avoidance

We have been working on increasing our understanding of the causes and impact of Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA).

We have found these documents helpful:

British Psychological Society:  School attendance, exclusion and persistent absence (2017)

Education Scotland:  Included, engaged and involved (2019).

West Sussex EPS: Emotionally Based School Avoidance.  Good practice guidance.

Although the West Sussex document is written for the West Sussex audience, there are principles and approaches that could be used within our local Continuum of Need and GIRFEC contexts.