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Our Journey from Struggling at School to Not Attending At All

Obviously this didn’t happen overnight, we had many years of H being incredibly unhappy at school and many years of her needs not being met but what was the straw that broke the camel’s back? What were the final nails in the coffin that school had become? I am [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Do The Decent Thing

A parent member of the NFIS support group posted this today: I need to write a letter to my daughters school, Paediatrics, CAMHS, ‘high ups’ in the NHS and DfE, Norfolk County Council (education and social care) and my GP Surgery (think that’s everyone). But I’m tired and weary [...]

School Refusal: Duties, Decisions & Dilemmas

Duties Current government legislation states that it is the duty of parents to ensure children receive efficient full-time education suitable to their age, ability, aptitude, and to any special educational needs they may have; 'either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.' The majority of parents choose to enrol [...]