Understanding Persistent Absence from School

Ellie Costello, Jo Hutchinson, Ruth Moyse, David Stephenson
Event date
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17:30 - 19:00
Department of Education - Online via Zoom
Event type
Lectures and seminars
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Persistent absence from school has become a more frequent and much debated occurrence over recent years. It has been associated with exclusion from school and mental health difficulties. There are several competing accounts of causes and consequences in circulation.

We have invited four speakers who are located in the field to articulate their understandings of this worrying phenomena and a psychiatrist to make a response.

Each presenter will suggest their own preferred policy imperative at the end of the event.