Educational Welfare Officer
(in Britain) a local education authority worker whose job it is to find out whether difficulties outside school are contributing to a child's classroom problems or irregular attendance and who may intervene to help the child to benefit more from schoolingFormer names: school attendance officer, truancy officer
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