The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Children Missing from Education (CMfE)

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

Children who have failed to take up a school place or who have been unexpectedly absent from school for 5 or more consecutive school days are potential Children Missing from Education. In order to safeguard these children and ensure that they are able to access education, schools and other educational establishments must investigate the whereabouts of these children.