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Contact the Education Welfare Service

The Education Welfare Service works in partnership with schools, parents, pupils and other agencies to maximise the achievement of all children and young people by promoting regular attendance at school and taking court action with parents who fail in their statutory duty.

The Service also contributes to inter-agency safeguarding of children process to ensure that the Local Authority and schools fulfil their responsibilities and takes the lead on Children Missing Education. It raises awareness of, and implements, regulations on children who are employed and children who are licensed to perform in the statutory role of ensuring the regular school atendance of their child.

Education Welfare Service contacts

Colin Foster
Assistant Director - Chief Education Officer
(01234) 228311
ext 42311
Jane Ward
Senior Education Welfare Officer
(01234) 276625
ext 44625
Lydia Francis
Education Welfare Officer
(based at Borough Hall)
(01234) 276173
ext 44173
Christopher Allan
Education Welfare Officer
(based at St Thomas More)
(01234) 316460
Peggie Taylor
Education Welfare Officer
(based at Borough Hall) 
(01234) 228196
Ext 42196

Debi Momi

Children Missing Education &
Child Employment Officer (p/t mornings only)

(01234) 228178 (am)
ext 42178
Sylvia Dwyer
Free School Meal Admin & Education Welfare Support Officer
(01234) 228948
ext 42948
David Blake
Education Welfare Officer
(based at Biddenham Upper School)
(01234) 334522

Duty Number and General Enquiries

Education.WelfareService@bedford.gov.uk

(01234) 228304
ext 42304
FAX (01234) 276014
 


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