Helping support schools in raising attendance and improving punctuality
Working to support schools with managing family issues at
early intervention level
The Social Work Service operates within a multi-disciplinary
context, as part of the Early Intervention Team, complementing and supporting
the work taking place within the rest of the team.
There is general understanding that barriers to children’s
learning are not related just to issues in school, and there is a strong
relationship between social concerns and educational improvement.
The EIT Social Workers are all professionally qualified and
highly experienced and have extensive knowledge of Safeguarding, Child
Protection and Children in Need. They are able to advise schools on referrals
to higher threshold services as well as working directly with identified
families, with signed parental consent. Schools will benefit by having a
dedicated Social Worker able to give clear advice and direction in terms of
children and families in difficulties. Schools will also be able to access
support at CAF meetings.
Our service standards
The service will be provided in accordance with the service
level agreement. If there is a need to vary this in any way, either from the
provider or from the school, this will be discussed and agreed between both
Comments, compliments and complaints should be made in the
first instance to the member of staff concerned.
Where complaints arise we will treat these constructively
and will try to be proactive and resolve them quickly to your satisfaction.
Any serious complaint should be addressed to the
Head of Service, who will then attempt to resolve the issue within the
guidelines agreed by the London Borough of Bexley