Thousands of pupils across England are going missing from education for months and sometimes years at a time, placing them at risk of abuse and exploitation, a leading charity has said,

Calling on the government to take “urgent action”, the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has warned that a lack of data collection and information sharing about children missing school at both local and national level, has allowed large numbers of pupils to “disappear off the radar”.

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