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 are 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 take a look at our welfare service brochure.


You can see a breakdown of our buy-back costings below

Buy back charges 2020/21

Term time only (39 weeks) cost per hour £31

Service per week Charge per week Total year costs (exc VAT) VAT (if applicable) Tal costs (inc VAT)
1/2 per fortnight 57.35 2,236.65 447.33 2,683.98
½ day 114.70 4,473.30 894.66 5,367.96
1 day 229.40 8,946.60 1,789.32 10,735.92
1½ days 344.10 13,419.90 2,683.98 16,103.88
2 days 458.80 17,893.20 3,578.64 21,471.84
2½ days 573.50 22,366.50 4,473.30 26,839.80
3 days  688.20 26,839.80 5,367.96 32,207.76
3½ days 802.90 31,313.10 6,262.62 37,575.72
4 days 917.60 35,786.40 7,157.28 42,943.68
4½ days 1,032.30 40,259.70 8,051.94 48,311.64
5 days 1,147.00 44,733.00 8,946.60 53,679.60

 *VAT is only applicable to academies

Make a saving

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

This represents a saving of £500 for primary and £600 for secondary schools.

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