Addressing emotionally-based school avoidance
This resource looks at the topic of emotionally-based school avoidance (EBSA) and shares ideas to help education staff address the issue.
Emotionally-based school avoidance (EBSA) is a term describing children and young people who have reduced or non-attendance at school.
EBSA is a complex issue inextricably linked with mental health and wellbeing. Some examples of EBSA risk factors could include:
- Anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns
- Being a young carer
- Having a special educational need or disability
This resource explores the risk factors for emotionally-based school avoidance, and looks at universal and targeted approaches that school staff can take to tackle the issue in their setting.
Using this resource
This resource is designed for:
- use by school leaders, senior mental health leads and classroom teachers