WPA Independent Education Welfare Service

WPA Education Welfare Services

WPA Education Welfare Services are the largest leading Independent Education Welfare Service provider. Established in 2007 we have a very high success rate for improving overall attendance and outcomes for children in Academies, Schools, Free Schools and Pupil Referral Units. Our service continues year on year to improve attendance and outcomes for children and young people. Please view our many testimonials demonstrating the success our service has achieved to date. We build strong partnerships with all our key stakeholders using our proven techniques to raise attendance and improve outcomes.



We directly employ an experienced and highly trained team of Education Welfare Officers and Early Intervention Parent and Family Workers. We are currently based in schools and academies within the London Boroughs of Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Hammersmith & Fulham, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth and the counties of East Sussex, Essex, Havering, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex and Wokingham. Our officers are based on-site and provide a flexible tailored service package according to the needs of your academy or school.



We work collaboratively with academies and schools in successfully raising overall levels of attendance, reducing the number of Persistent Absence (PA) students and sustaining attendance that is above the national average and DFE requirements. We offer support to students and families presenting complex welfare and social care concerns, and our threshold allows us to start intervention earlier in increasing the life chances of young people.



We are the only independent Education Welfare Service provider to be accredited by The British Standards Institute and to be awarded the ISO 9001 2015 Certificate for the provision of Education Welfare Services. We hold a certificate of registration with The Information Commissioners Office (ICO). With our Head Office in Croydon, we have all the necessary IT and business infrastructure required that helps provide our customers with a first class service from a professional and acclaimed education welfare service. All WPA staff are directly employed, on our payroll and therefore compliant with the recent HMRC Inland Revenue IR35 ruling.


Affordable Service Providing Best Value Support


We offer best value for money for all our academies and schools who use our service. In addition, we can offer multi buy-in rates to Academy Chains, Clusters Groups, Trusts and collaborations. Our highly trained professional staff, accreditation, advanced IT systems combined with the ability to give you the best price makes WPA Education Welfare Service the supplier of choice for your education support requirements.


Our service has made improvements in many academies and schools. We can positively improve student welfare and attendance in your academy or school and would welcome an opportunity to carry out a free consultation.


To find out more about how our Education Welfare Service can help your academy or school, take advantage of our free consultation or to book an Audit & Evaluation please email or telephone 0208 462 2716 / 01689 843322.



Accredited by The British Standards Institute for our Education Welfare Service and Quality Management Systems


Our Education Welfare Officers (EWO's) are experienced, professional and highly regarded. Quality Assurance of our service is audited internally and externally via the British Standards Institute who accredit our work. We have the BSI accreditation ISO90012015 awarded for our Education Welfare Service.


WPA are members of the Association of Education Welfare Management