Area Manager: Paul Maher
The Children’s Society’s Make Runaways Safe launch report reveals that every five minutes a child runs away from home or care in this country.
In most cases children who run away do not get the help they need. Two thirds are not reported to the police. Eight out of 10 do not seek help from anybody because, they do not know where to turn or feel there is no one they can trust or fear the consequences.
The Missing from Home Service aims to address this by providing intensive support to young people who are at risk of or who have gone missing from home. We currently deliver the same service across Salford and Manchester (where it is known as Safe in the City).
We work on both a one to one basis with individual young people or in group settings.