Children Missing Education (CME)

A Child Missing from Education (CME) is defined by the Department for Education (DfE) as "a child of compulsory school age who is not on a school roll, nor being educated otherwise". This is in line with CME Guidelines 2016.

Children Missing from Education are:

Children Missing from Education are not:

How do I refer a CME?

Anyone can refer a child as CME. If you are a member of the public or a professional working within the city, you can contact us on:

Email: cme@derby.gov.uk
Telephone: 01332 641448
Address: Education Welfare Service, Locality 3/4 Ashtree House, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS