School refusal

School refusal

2 in 5 families experienced school refusal in the past year

Data from Lonergan, commissioned by The Greens, asked over 1,000 Australian parents about their experiences with school refusal.

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Why some kids won’t go to school

School attendance has dropped since the pandemic, and a Senate inquiry says something called ‘school refusal’ could be to blame. Unlike ‘wagging’ school refusal is tied to mental ill-health. In today’s deep dive we’ll look at what’s at the root of school refusal, hear from those impacted by it and speak to someone who’s trying to help kids get back on track.

What is school refusal?

School refusal could be behind falling school attendance, Senate inquiry says

What is school refusal? A Senate inquiry has said it could be responsible for falling student attendance numbers across the country.

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