In Salford each year children either fail to start in a new school or appropriate education provision or simply become lost from school rolls and fail to re-register at a new school when they move into the city.
These 'missing' children can be amongst the most vulnerable in our city. It is essential that all services work together to identify and re-engage these children back into appropriate education provision as quickly as possible.
Children who remain disengaged from education are potentially exposed to higher degrees of risk that could include engagement in antisocial or criminal behaviour, social disengagement and/or sexual exploitation.
The requirements for all schools and academies are to:
Changes to Pupil Registration Regulations September 2016
Currently in Salford we accept referrals from schools via the Children Missing Education (CME) referral box.
Other local authorities and members of the public can notify the local authority of CME on the council website.
If an enquiry comes through from another authority, and/or Salford Children’s Services teams, with relevant details, a referral form.
The referral form will inform the CME team:
If you have any information about a child you think may be missing from school and not receiving a suitable education please complete our online form.
Alternatively, if you work with children, please download and complete the children missing from education form from the downloadable documents area.
If you want further information, statutory guidance for local authorities is available on the GOV.UK website.
The privacy notice for Education Inclusion can be found on our GDPR page.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 22 September 2021