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Boy missing from school starved to death.

Boy missing from school starved to death.

Schools have been told to hold more than one emergency contact number for children following the death of a four-year-old London boy who was missing from classes for two weeks.

Guidance from the Department for Education says schools should keep more than one phone number for pupils “where reasonably possible”, after a consultation showed 87 per cent of people supported the move.

 

The change was prompted by the 2016 death of Chadrack Mbala-Mulo, who was found starved to death at home in Hackney after his mother died suddenly. He had been away from school for two weeks.

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