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Education Support Service

The Education Support Service (ESS) is our statutory service for the enforcement of school attendance and other education related legal interventions for children in employment, children in entertainment and elective home education.

Information for Parents

Child Employment and Entertainment

Elective Home Education

Information, advice and guidance for parents considering Elective Home Education for their child

Children Missing Education

We are concerned about any children/young people living in the Dudley Borough who may be missing from education.

We seek to do this through the concept of parental responsibility and we actively engage parents to ensure that a child’s needs are met; enabling them to benefit from access to education.  Parents have a legal duty to ensure their children receive provision of suitable education.

We work across children and adult services and also work to protect vulnerable adults within the criminal justice system and ensure that their rights are protected.