Decision details

Dorset Attendance Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the Dorset Attendance Strategy.




That the implementation of the new Dorset Attendance Strategy and associated plan to make attendance in educational settings a key feature of all frontline council services and partners’ work, be approved and supported.


Reason for the decision


New attendance statutory guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) took effect in September 2022. An expectation from the DfE’s guidance was to make attendance a key feature of all frontline council services. The report sought to respond to the guidance with a new Attendance Strategy for Dorset which had been developed with our schools and partners.



Report author: Lisa Linscott

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 23/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 01/02/2023

Call-in deadline date: 31/01/2023

Current call-in Count: 0

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