Professionals: Refer a child missing education

Children missing education (CME) are children of compulsory school age who are not registered pupils at a school and are not receiving suitable education in another setting – either privately or at home.

When to use this form

Where there is a concern that a child’s safety or their wellbeing is at risk, it is essential to take action without delay – these cases  should be referred to Careline.

If you know of a child who is missing education please use this form to refer them to our CME Team for tracking and support.

Please enter the details of any siblings of compulsory school age (if known)

Add a sibling
Please give details of all known parents/carer's

Add a parent
Please give details of any other contacts you have for the child/young person that might be able to assist in our enquiries, eg emergency contacts, grandparents etc

Add a contact
Is there anything else that might assist with our enquiries? Please remember to include any information regarding risks such as Domestic Violence, FGM, Radicaisation, Forced Marrage, any missing from home episodes etc.