New education practitioners set to engage with dads

28 October 2008

A new group of professionals has joined the school workforce, with the specific role of supporting dads, mums and other carers to remove any barriers that might be getting in the way of children and young people achieving their best.

Parent Support Advisers (PSAs) are based in schools and work alongside other professionals such as social workers, healthcare staff and education welfare officers. Their purpose is to engage with mothers, fathers and carers to help them to help their children to improve their learning, behaviour and attendance.

PSAs come from a wide range of backgrounds – education services, health services, police services, social work, and youth services and the voluntary and commercial sectors – as well as from amongst parents themselves.

To find out more visit the PSA website. Dads and others interested in becoming a PSA should get in touch with their local authority or email  

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