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Is your child struggling to attend school?

Some children and young people find attending and engaging with school more difficult than others. This can be for a variety of reasons. In education settings and services supporting children and young people's mental health in North Yorkshire, there has been a reported increase in children and young people experiencing these difficulties. If your child is struggling with aspects of school attendance or engaging with school, it is important that you discuss these issues with your child's school.

Useful links

We don’t recommend particular services, but these are services that other people have found useful. It is up to individuals to make their own decisions.

Anna Freud

For information and video’s about school attendance difficulties, including video’s on parents experiences.

Visit Anne Freud website

Pathfinders Project

SELFA run sessions for young people aged 10-13, (year 6-9) in the Craven area, who experience difficulties attending and engaging with school. There are sessions aimed at parents and carers too. Click here for to see their flyer.

Visit SELFA website

Define Fine

Define Fine is a parent/carer-led organisation set up in response to the growing number of children and young people who experience school attendance difficulties.

Visit Define Fine website

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