Children missing from education in Nottingham

Liu-Smith, Y.-L. ORCID: 0000-0001-5277-0144, Candon, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-6395-8828 and Murphy, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-8459-4448, 2023. Children missing from education in Nottingham. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University.

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A 2020 report from the Local Government Association found that there was a scarcity of reliable and comprehensive data regarding the numbers of children missing from formal full-time education. There is also a growing concern that the number of children missing education (CME) in Nottingham is increasing – a phenomenon exacerbated by the pandemic. However, without a clear understanding of the CME numbers in England, it is very difficult to be precise about the scale or nature of intervention that might be needed either locally or nationally to address the issue.

This paper addresses that information deficit for the city of Nottingham and investigates the experience of the CME Team in the City Council using the databases available for the period 2016-2021. The study first looks at the geographical and demographical pattern of CME cases in Nottingham. It also analyses the characteristics of CME cases and identifies the main patterns and ‘triggers’ that have resulted in referrals of CME. The determinants of whether a CME case is resolved, and how long it takes if it has been resolved are also examined. Finally, some recommendations are provided to enhance the service and suggestions for future research.

Item Type: Working paper
Description: Working paper series: Meeting new challenges in education (MNCE). Issue 1.
Working paper no. 14, pp. 84-90.
Creators: Liu-Smith, Y.-L., Candon, D. and Murphy, P.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 12 May 2023
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 19 Jun 2023 09:15
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 14:16

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