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Children who are not receiving suitable education are potentially exposed to higher degrees of risk and this can include engagement in anti-social or criminal behavior, social disengagement, forced marriage & FGM, radicalisation and/or sexual exploitation. 

Duty to Identify Children Missing from Education 

  • Part 1, Section 4 of The Education and Inspection Act 2006 places a duty on local authorities to have in place arrangements that will identify children in their area who are not receiving a suitable education.  The duty applies to children of compulsory school age (5-16) who are not on a school roll and are not receiving suitable education.
  • The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 effective 1st September 2016,  details requirements  of schools to inform the Local Authority (LA) when pupils are admitted or removed from the school roll.
  • Section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014 places a duty on governing bodies and proprietors of academies to make arrangements for supporting pupils at schools with medical conditions. Statutory guidance advises that LAs must work with schools to support pupils affected by this.