Emotionally-based school avoidance
Emotionally-based school avoidance (EBSA) is when a pupil has severe difficulty in attending school due to emotional factors.
This toolkit and guidance offers advice on supporting children and young people with EBSA.
EBSA toolkit [5.2 MB] [pdf]
EBSA toolkit - Word [1.1 MB] [docx]
Network sessions are available to support school-based practitioners to address situations where children and young people have reduced attendance/are not attending school for emotional reasons. The meetings provide an opportunity for open discussion and problem-solving, so they offer learning rather than training.
To see dates and to book, please see Mental health | East Sussex County Council.
EBSA guidance for parent carers
This guidance was developed by parent carers:
EBSA guidance for parent carers, children and young people [877.0 KB] [pdf]
These 30 minute webinars have been produced to support the EBSA toolkit.
- Emotionally-based school avoidance - webinar 1
- Context and overview - webinar 2
- Assess and plan - webinar 3
- Do and review - webinar 4
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