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Children Missing from Education (Scotland) Service and School2School register: FOI release

Published: 28 Aug 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
28 Aug 2019
Children Missing from Education (Scotland) Service and School2School register: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900003129
Date received: 12 Aug 2019
Date responded: 28 Aug 2019
Information requested

The number of times local authorities have accessed the Children Missing from Education (Scotland) Service, in total and for 2018-19.
The number of searches of the School2School register which have been conducted for children missing from education, in total and for 2018-19.
You clarified that your request related to the number of requests for pupil searches received from Scottish local authorities and the number of pupils to which those requests relate. We indicated that we applied a retention period of five years to these requests and you amended the scope of your request accordingly.

Response

We have summarised the data requested in the table below.

 

Academic Year

Number of requests for pupil searches from Scottish local authorities

Number of pupils to which requests relate

2018/19

37

63

2017/18

31

61

2016/17

23

31

2015/16

29

43

2014/15

32

36


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