Within Rochdale borough, we separate children missing education in to 2 categories, child missing from education (CME) and child missing out on education (CMOoE).
CME: someone of compulsory school age not on a school roll and after reasonable enquiries still can't be located.
CMOoE: someone of compulsory school age who we know of and can locate but isn't attending school for some reason.
Notify us of a Child Missing from Education (CME)
To notify us of a Child Missing from Education, please complete the CME referral form and send it to
Guidance and procedures for notifying us of a CME
Here's some guidance for schools to use when a Child is Missing from Education.