Not Fine In School

Not Fine in School is a parent/carer-led organisation set up in response to the growing number of children and young people who struggle with school attendance. At nearly three years old in October 2020, its closed Facebook group for parents has 12,766 members.

This struggle may relate to unmet Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (diagnosed or suspected), bullying, trauma, physical or mental illness. School attendance difficulties are poorly understood, are compounded by current challenges within the education and health systems, and can have severe consequences for both child and family. NFIS aims to support these children and their families, and raise awareness of their experiences. The organisation also supports professionals through its closed Professionals Alliance Facebook Group.