Manchester City Council

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Schools, education & childcare Children Missing from Education (CME)

What we mean by children missing from education

In Manchester 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.

Get a school place for a child

If you know of a child who is missing from education email cme@manchester.gov.uk.

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