Off Rolling: a notification if a child is missing education


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2. Child Missing Education (CME)

Children Missing Education (CME)

If you suspect a child is ‘missing’ where there are already child protection concerns, the school must inform the relevant social service duty team immediately, as well as the Children Missing Education Officer.

For pupils that have left your school completely and where you have been unable to establish the educational provision that the pupil is attending, or where a pupil has been missing for 10 school days or more, schools should complete the online CME Referral Form.

Before making a referral, schools should make their own efforts to locate the pupil. Schools may find it helpful to use the CME Checklist before making a referral. The CME Officer will require schools to demonstrate what actions they have taken as part of the referral process.

CME Referral Form

CME Policy document

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