Lancashire Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) Online Schools Training (PBL505)


  • This online, on demand training is an update to our previous offer and has been designed to be accessed by school staff at a time and place that is convenient for them. This training sits alongside the Lancashire EBSA Guidance Strategy & Toolkit . It is divided into two sections…

Part 1:

  • What is Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA)?
  • EBSA in Lancashire (Understanding our local context)
  • Understanding EBSA (Knowledge and psychology of EBSA)

Part 2:

  • What Works? (Supporting a return to school; use of evidence-based assessment & intervention resources to respond to this issue)
  • Lancashire EBSA Strategy& Toolkit (Supporting application of a range of practical resources included as part of this training)
  • Case Study (example of good practice for schools)
  • Next steps

Training includes:

  • Two hours of on demand training webinar content for schools on EBSA
  • Access to and guidance on application of a range of practical resources, including the ATTEND Framework and Lancashire EBSA Guidance (Strategy & Toolkit)

Schools may also wish to note that this schools training offer and the Lancashire EBSA Strategy closely aligns with the recently issued (September 2022) DfE Guidance on Working together to improve school attendance including the following key elements:

  • Ensuring staff have adequate training on attendance
  • Early intervention
  • Building strong relationships with families, listen to and understand barriers to attendance and work with families to remove them
  • Multi-disciplinary support for families
  • Work collaboratively with other schools in the area, local authorities and other partners when absence is at risk of becoming persistent or severe
  • Optional follow-up coaching session - SEN121 - available to book on our website (

Please note aspects of this publication are electronic and will be sent to the email address used during purchase. If you have not received it within 5/10 minutes please check your spam/junk folder. The email link will be live for only 10 days, please download the documents and link and save them to your computer. A hardcopy handbook will follow in the post.  

Published 2022