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EBSA Resources for schools

What schools can do to help pupils presenting with EBSA
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This page includes guidance and resources created to support educational staff to understand about EBSA and how to support children with EBSA. 

EBSA Education Setting Guidance Part 1 of 2 (PDF, 1040KB)

This guidance covers:

What do we need to know about causation and prevention?
What can we do to help when pupils are presenting with EBSA? 

EBSA Education Guidance Part 2 of 2 (PDF, 664KB)

This guidance covers:

What can education settings do to help when pupils are
displaying Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA)?

This Whole School Self-Audit Tool settings can use this to help consider potential preventative measures to help reduce EBSA, alongside potential measures to address it.

Other useful resources to support children and young people with EBSA

The below Youtube video titled 'The Ideal Children's Worker', shows Children & young people in Suffolk tell us how adults can support them best.

The below YouTube training video titled 'Working with Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA)', from Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, helps to:

  • Provide an understanding of EBSA and the factors which lead to it developing in children
  • Increase awareness of effective approaches to working with EBSA
  • Learn about how teaching students simple coping skills strategies can support a return to school plan
  • Consider ideas to strengthening pupil resilience.