Education Welfare Board, also known as the Department for Education, is the body responsible for delivering education services for the children of public sector workers.
Its job is to support those children’s schools and schools to deliver the best possible outcomes for them and their families.
Its mandate covers all education related services, including schools and secondary education, in England.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families has a much broader responsibility, which includes safeguarding children’s welfare and support services, in particular for vulnerable children, including disabled children, young people with mental health problems, and those with intellectual disabilities.
The role of Education Welfare is to protect children’s education, their well-being and their confidence.
Education Welfare Boards can also provide advice and support to children and young people in their care.
The education welfare board’s main tasks include: Providing advice and guidance to schools, colleges, colleges and universities on the benefits and risks of education and their support services for young people and their parents and carers; supporting and protecting the provision of education services to vulnerable children and their carers and to young people; supporting the provision and improvement of secondary education services and safeguarding and supporting the delivery of services for older people, disabled people, those with mental illness, those who are under-age and those who have intellectual disabilities; providing advice and assistance on the use of electronic communication devices for education, including smartphones and tablets, and the impact of the use on children’s learning; and supporting and supporting primary and secondary schools and colleges to deliver their primary and primary school curriculum to all pupils.
As a consequence, the Education Welfare board is responsible for the provision, maintenance and improvement and enforcement of the Educational Assistance Scheme (EAS) in England and Wales.
The EAS is a programme of support for the young people who are most at risk of being excluded from school or failing to reach a suitable standard of achievement in primary and higher education and who are at risk from further exclusion from schools.
The department’s mandate covers education services in all schools in England in the provision to the young person with disabilities, young person who is in need of support services and supports their development in primary, secondary and higher learning.
As such, it is the Department of Education that provides support to schools and other educational institutions and is responsible, under the EAS, for the enforcement of school attendance, and for ensuring the education and support systems of all schools.