A child is deemed to be missing education in Ceredigion if they are of compulsory school age and are not on a school roll, local authority (LA) roll, or being educated at home by their parents (Home Education).

Section 436A of the Education Act 1999 as amended by section 4 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 places a duty on all local authorities requiring them to establish (so far as is possible to do so) the ‘identities of children in their area who are not receiving a suitable education’.

There are many reasons why children and young people 'fall out' of the education system and are at risk of 'going missing'. These range from failing to start in a new school or appropriate education provision to simply not re-registering at a new school when they move into the county.

If you have any information about a child you think may be missing from school and not receiving a suitable education please contact the Education Inclusion Service on 01545 570881 or you can email us at cme@ceredigion.gov.uk.