Children missing education

Impact of poor school attendance or missed education

Statistics show that children who suffer from a history of poor attendance, or have periods of missed education, are more likely to face future issues in relation to:

  • homelessness
  • NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training)
  • anti-social/ criminal behaviour /child criminal exploitation
  • social disengagement
  • mental health issues
  • substance abuse
  • neglect and emotional abuse
  • sexual exploitation/ involvement in the sex trade /Child trafficking
  • teenage parenthood
  • physical health issues
  • forced marriage
  • poverty
  • radicalisation.