School Attendance Support Program (SASP)

What is SASP? 

School Attendance Support Program (SASP) aims to support children and their families to improve primary school attendance.

There are many barriers that can impact on a child’s engagement with school including, but not limited to:

  • Bullying
  • Anxiety
  • Social skills and issues with friendships
  • Family stress
  • Academic performance
  • Struggle with morning routines
  • Transition/change

How can SASP help?

SASP works with families, children, school and other relevant professionals to explore barriers to a child’s school attendance and support sustainable change.

A SASP worker may:

  • Support the development of a morning routine.
  • Work with children one-on-one to promote their wellbeing.
  • Advocate and make referrals to other services if appropriate.
  • Work with parents and caregivers around exploring strategies to improve their child’s school attendance.
  • Help develop return to school plans with individuals and services involved.
  • Meet at the home, the school or other office space to support the family.

Who it's for

For primary school students.

The SASP program is a free and voluntary service with referrals made via the school. If you would like support please talk to your school or contact SASP on 03 5945 3900.


No charge.

Need help ?

If you require an interpreter, we can arrange for one to be provided.

This program is funded through the Communities for Children initiative. 

The program is run by our Communities for Children partner Uniting.