School aged children residing in Dudley have the right to receive an education and the vast majority of children are doing so.
However, there are a number of ways in which a child can fall out of the school system and hence become missing from education, including:
Dudley MBC is concerned about any child or young person who does not have access to education.
In 2004, the Ofsted Out of School Report estimated that at any given time, there were approximately 10 000 children missing from education in the UK. These children can be amongst the most vulnerable in the country, and it is essential that all services work together, across all local authorities to identify and re-engage these children back into appropriate education provision as quickly as possible.
If you are aware of a child who is not receiving education, then please inform Dudley MBC.
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