Missing Student Policy
Unexplained student absences or other situations affecting student safety, should be reported to UK Tuition Guardians immediately, via the emergency phone number (07887 718 838 / 07824 336 471). Specifically, should a student who is booked with a host family not arrive within 2 hours of when they are expected, it is the duty of the host family to advise us of this matter and we will follow up, taking all necessary actions to locate the student.
This may include any absence where we cannot contact a student to satisfy ourselves that they are safe. Students are expected to carry an active mobile phone at all times, particularly when travelling.
Each case involving a missing student will be dealt with individually and relevant actions will be taken to locate the student. UK Tuition Guardians Limited will contact parents where relevant. The local police may also be contacted. When a child returns all relevant parties will be informed including the Director of UK Tuition Guardians.
Children Missing Education
1. All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to an efficient, full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have.
2. Children missing education are children of compulsory school age who are not registered pupils at a school and are not receiving suitable education otherwise than at a school. Children missing education are at significant risk of underachieving, being victims of harm, exploitation or radicalisation, and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life.
3. Effective information sharing between parents, schools and local authorities is critical to ensuring that all children of compulsory school age are safe and receiving suitable education.
Hosts or parents must report immediately to UK Tuition Guardians Limited via the emergency phone number (07887 718 838 / 07824 336 471) if they become have any concerns about a student missing education. Our staff will then investigate fully to find out as much as possible. UK Tuition will liaise with parents, Hosts, schools and other relevant agencies to resolve the situation and ensure that the student continues their education.
Ø Further help may be obtained from Missing Persons Helpline
Ø Tel: 0845 000 5481
Reviewed October 2023
Next review date October 2024