Missing from Home service

Young girl sitting on stairs

Location

Where:
Zion Community Resource Centre : 339 Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 4ZY, Phone: 0161 868 0382, Fax: 0161 868 0888

Programme Manager: Donna Chadwick

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) and we have been fortunate enough to secure three years funding through the BIG Lottery fund Reaching Communities programme to deliver a Missing from Home service across Oldham as well.

We also offer parenting support to parents of children and young people receiving intensive support from our service.

We work on both a one-to-one basis with individual young people or in-group settings.

If you would like to find out more about The Children’s Society Missing from Home Service, please get in touch with us on 0161 202 0977or via email scm@childsoc.org.uk