‘Safeguarding issue’ over missing school pupils

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they are required to behave reasonably’.

She added: “They are part of the challenge we face in improving children’s services in Doncaster. We need to ensure all our schools are more inclusive so we can provide a safe and stable environment for all our children.”

Coun Martin Williams, leader of the Community Group of councillors, said he was worried that there were still issues raising concern in children’s services, which were called in for Government intervention two years ago.

He said: “Surely someone must pick these children up? We’ve put millions into children’s service and it seems things are still not sorted out.

“I would be worried about the welfare of these children. If they are not registered for schools, what is happening in their home life? I think it is very dangerous, to be quite honest, and I’m sure there is a safeguarding issue.

“It’s unbelievable. It is effectively a whole missing school.”

Enver Solomon, director of policy for the Children’s Society, said: “It is vital children don’t disappear from the school roll. There’s a danger this could happen to vulnerable pupils if schools just focus on attainment and their welfare is overlooked.”