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Student Absence: when does it require a safeguarding response

25 September @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Course outline:

Concerning patterns of absence from education have always been an early warning system which indicates the possibility of support needs and early help. 

This webinar explores the re-focus on absence as a safeguarding indicator and unpicks the importance of attendance analysis, and identification of need to provide the right safeguarding response and intervention. 

Training topics will include:

  • Non-school attendance and safeguarding: what we know 
  • Analysing patterns of absence to identify possible need 
  • Links to patterns of Interfamilial and Extra-familial risk 
  • Support interventions, multi-agency approaches and parental responsibility measures 
  • Crossing the line, when absence develops into missing episodes. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Strengthen the reframing of absence as an indicator of unmet need 
  • Apply analysis of absence and missing episodes using a case study example 
  • Deepen appreciation for the link between increased vulnerability, absence and safeguarding harms 
  • Identify the threshold where absence concerns become a safeguarding concern and when to involve the multi-agency network. 

Audience: Safeguarding leads, Deputy Safeguarding Leads, Behaviour leads, Attendance Officers, Pastoral support workers, Youth workers

Unable to attend? A post webinar recording will be available for purchase. 

SACPA offer audit and assurance of attendance and absence case-work on a consultancy basis. 

For more information or to enquire about SACPA consultancy including face-to-face tailored training packages, review, audit, health check projects contact to request a short scoping meeting about your needs. 

Platform: Zoom (online) – webinar


  • SACPA Member Rate: £90
  • SACPA Additional Full Member Fee: £45
  • Non-member Rate: £180*


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25 September
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Event Category:


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
+44 (0)207 798 1585
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Virtual – Zoom
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