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‘If A Teenager Says They Don’t Want To Go To School – What Do You Do?’

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Story Source: The Irish Times  ~ Go to Original Article

There is an increase in children refusing to attend school but ‘there is no standard solution’

Almost 60,000 children in Ireland won’t have turned up for school today. Maybe they’re sick or unavoidably absent but many of them, despite the best efforts of their parents, will have refused to go – for whatever reason.

“We have seen an increase in the number of cases of school refusal in recent years,” says Maria Tobin, national manager of Tusla Educational Welfare Services. “This is a very individualised issue for children and young people and there is no standard solution.”…..……………………..