Children missing from education

A child or young person is missing from education if they're aged 5 to 16, do not have a school place and there are no alternative education arrangements in place for them.

If a child has a school place but is not attending regularly, is educated at home, or is in temporary provision such as a Pupil Referral Unit, they are not classed as missing education.

Children may become missing from education due to:

If you suspect a child is missing from education, email or contact us on 020 8379 3745.

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