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NFIS Accountability Petition & Survey

Not Fine in School have heard numerous stories about the difficulties that families have accessing appropriate support for children in school. Often, these difficulties should, and could, be aided if the relevant legislation was followed by schools and local authorities, but instead existing statutory guidance, duties and policies are [...]

Next Steps for School Attendance Difficulties

On May 8th 2018 I attended a Westminster Education Forum seminar where the topic of discussion was: ‘Next steps for child mental health in England - developing a multi-agency approach and provision in schools’. Attendees were invited to submit a short written contribution to be included in the seminar transcript [...]

What does ‘fine’ mean?

What does ‘fine’ mean? By Rosie and Jo’s mum. (courtesy of 'It Must Be Mum') “When she’s in school, she’s fine…..” “Once you’ve dropped her off, she’s fine.” “She’s been fine all day.” I’ve probably heard these phrases and other variations of them hundreds of times over the years. [...]

NFIS School Attendance Survey Results

NFIS SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SURVEY May 2018 ‘Not Fine in School’ was established in 2017 by parents who are working in partnership to offer support and guidance to other parents and professionals. We also campaign and raise awareness of school attendance difficulties. Our group was created in reaction to [...]