The DCSF strategic framework published in 2002 placed a requirement on Local Authorities to have robust multi-agency systems in place to identify and track children missing education, or at risk of doing so, by the end of 2005. The 2006 education bill places a statutory duty on Authorities to identify and track children missing education or in danger of doing so.
Bury's children missing education policy is intended to:-
inform services and agencies about their role in assisting to identify children missing education;
raise awareness of the notification process, ensuring it is widely accessible and easy to use;
explain how children will be tracked/monitored until they are re-engaged in education;
explain the mechanisms available to access appropriate educational provision;
ensure clarity to stakeholders as to how children can be tracked across boundaries when a child moves to another local authority.
If anyone has information that a child may not be in education, contact the School Attendance Team.