Children Missing in Education
Children missing from education
Where children have gone missing, we will follow the Lincolnshire Policy, which can be found below.
All staff are aware that children going missing, particularly repeatedly, can act as a vital warning sign of a range of safeguarding possibilities. This may include abuse and neglect, including sexual abuse or exploitation and child criminal exploitation, including involvement in county lines. It may indicate mental health problems, risk of substance abuse, risk of travelling to conflict zones, risk of female genital mutilation, ‘honour’-based abuse or risk of forced marriage. We will use early help strategies if necessary to identify the existence of any underlying safeguarding risk and to help prevent the risks of a child going missing in future. As part of induction, staff will be made aware of our unauthorised absence and children missing from education procedures.
This means that we will call you on the first day your child is absent from school if you haven't let us know. You can leave a message on our answerphone system. 01476 58379