Children missing education: Families’ experiences

Ryder, Rebekah; Edwards, Amy and Rix, Katie (2017). Children missing education: Families’ experiences. The National Children's Bureau.



In 2017 NCB received funding from Lankelly Chase to undertake qualitative research into the experiences of children missing education. This research found that a series of complex and often interrelated factors can lead to a child missing education, including:The individual child’s feelings and preferences; Problems in the family and home; The school environment; and Wider systems and society. Our research found that some groups of children are particularly at risk of missing education. These include: frequent movers, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children, disabled children and those with SEN, teenage mothers, young carers, refugees/asylum seekers, children in care and young offenders.

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