Children missing from education

Our legal duty to children of compulsory school age

All children are entitled to an efficient, full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have.

We have a legal duty to identify those children of compulsory school age who are not registered at school, and who are not receiving education otherwise than at school, and to take steps to ensure that suitable arrangements are put in place.

If you have concerns that a child may be, or is at risk of becoming, missing from education, email