Fear of violence made a fifth of children miss school at least once in the last year, a survey by the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) suggests. The trust's research, conducted online with survey provider Walr, found 1,244 (16%) of the 7,574 respondents in England and Wales had been a victim of violence in the last 12 months. Of those who took part, 1,533 children (20%) had skipped school at some point in the last year due to feeling unsafe.