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Children Missing Education | Birmingham City Council

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Children Missing Education

The Children Missing Education Service (CME) offers a referral service to all maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools for pupils whose absence is unexplained and their whereabouts are unknown.

We offer a telephone advice and guidance service which is available throughout the year during office hours.

The following documents are available to download:

If you have submitted a CME referral form, please consult us before removing a pupil from the school register.

Please note that from 1 April 2019, all CME referrals should be sent to:


Please do not send referrals to cme@birmingham.gcsx.gov.uk as from 1 June this email inbox will not be monitored. Please ensure that you use your encryption software when sending sensitive data in order to comply with GDPR.

If you have any questions please call a member of the CME Team and we will be happy to help you with your concerns.