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Update on Emotionally Based School Non-Attendance (EBSNA) Survey

Emotionally Based School Non-Attendance (EBSNA) Survey Update

Our Emotionally Based School Non-Attendance (EBSNA) Survey has now closed. We have been amazed at the incredible response this has had and we can tell you that we have had 366 responses! This is a clear indicator of the scale of this issue and will be invaluable in working with the local authority in finding ways to support the young people and their families affected by this. We will now be taking time to analyse the results and once complete we will share this with you all and let you know the next steps for this work.

From the first look we can tell you that there was an almost equal amount of female and male young people experiencing EBSNA, over 70% of these young people have an identified additional need or disability and over 70% are attending a mainstream setting.

Thank you so much to each and everyone of you who took the time to complete the survey and shared it with others. Thank you also to those who indicated that they would be happy to share a more detailed account of their experience, due to the huge response we got we will be working out the best way to gather those stories once we have got a clear analysis of the data.

If you have any questions regarding this work please do contact Leanne

We also have a school anxiety group run by Lucy it meets online monthly and offers a chance to speak to others experiencing similar difficulties. There is also a Whatsapp group associated with it to ask questions and get advice. If you would like to join this group you would be very welcome or find out more please email Lucy -

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