Our charges for dedicated education welfare officer time are based on an hourly rate and the number of weeks you need, either in term time or across the whole year.

We review our costs annually and they are expected to increase from £26 to £27 an hour for 2016/17, which is still favourable compared to the cost of education welfare services in other local councils.

When you buy our services, we will draw up a service level agreement (SLA) at the beginning of the financial year.  

For schools and academies that decide not to buy through an SLA, there is the option to buy education welfare officer time on an as required basis.  This will be charged by the hour.

You can see a breakdown of our buy-back costings for 2016-17 below.

Term time only (39 weeks)

Service per week Charge per week Total year costs (exc VAT) VAT (if applicable) Tal costs (inc VAT)
1 hour 27.00 1,053.00 210.60 1,263.60
½ day 99.90 3,896.10 779.22 4,675.32
1 day 199.80 7,792.20 1,558.44 9,350.64
1½ days 299.70 11,688.30 2,337.66 14,025.96
2 days 399.40  15,584.40 3,116.88  18,701.28
2½ days 499.50  19,480.50 3,896.10 23,376.60 
3 days  599.40   23,376.60 4,675.32 28,051.92
3½ days 699.30 27,272.70  5,454.54 32,727.24
4 days 799.20 31,168.80 6,233.76 37,402.56
4½ days 899.10 35,064.90 7,012.98 42,077.88
5 days 999.00 38,961.00 7,792.20 46,753.20

 Full time

Full time per week Total year cost(exc VAT) VAT (if applicable) Total year costs (inc VAT)
27.00 1,404.00 280.80 1,684.80
99.90 5,194.80 1,038.96 6,233.76
199.80 10,389.60 2,077.92 12,467.52
299.70 15,584.40 3,116.88 18,701.28
399.60 20,779.20 4,155.84 24,935.04
499.50 25,974.00 5,194.80 31,168.80
599.40 31,168.80 6,233.76 37,402.56
699.30 36,363.60 7,272.72 43,636.32
799.20 41,558.40 8,311.68 49,870.08
899.10 46,753.20 9,350.64 56,103.84
999.00 51,948.00 10,389.60 62,337.60

 *VAT is only applicable to academies

Make a saving

If you buy a minimum of half a day each week of dedicated education welfare officer time, your school will receive free Section 175/157 safeguarding training.

This represents a saving of £400 for primary and £500 for secondary schools.

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