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Pupils, both formally and informally excluded, are being "sucked into criminality".

Pupils, both formally and informally excluded, are being "sucked into criminality".

Theresa May is being warned that a "broken" system of support for troubled and excluded youngsters lies at the heart of a rise in knife crime.

Police commissioners and London's mayor have written to the PM saying pupils, both formally and informally excluded, are being "sucked into criminality".

The letter says cuts to school funds and youth services mean "interventions" for needy youngsters are not happening.

The government said permanent exclusions should be a "last resort".

A spokesperson added that pupil referral units, where children excluded from mainstream school are taught, had a legal duty to safeguard children from dangers such as exploitation, abuse and gang activity.

    

The letter also called for the system of off-rolling, which sees pupils disappear from school registers without having been formally excluded, to be banned.

It comes a day after high-level talks between the home secretary and police chiefs and follows a spate of fatal teenage stabbings.

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