Developing the Statement of Strategy for School Attendance:  Guidelines for Schools is provided under statutory instrument of Section 22 of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000.

Section 22(1) of the Act,  states: “The Board of Management of a recognised school shall, after consultation with the principal of, teachers teaching at, parents of students recognised at, and the educational welfare officer assigned functions in relation to, that school, prepare and submit to the Board [of Tusla] a statement of strategies and measures  it proposes to adopt for the purposes of fostering an appreciation of learning among students attending that school and encouraging regular attendance at school on the part of such students”.