The APPG inquiry into children who go missing or run away from care held four oral evidence sessions.

You can read the transcripts and related blog stories from each session.

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Oral evidence session 2: Children in care who go missing or runaway

Session details:
Thursday 26 April 2012, 10-11am, Committee Room 18, House of Commons

Witnesses:
• Peter Davies, Chief Executive, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
• Patrick Geenty, Association of Chief Police Officers
• Alison McCausland, Founder, Talk don’t walk
• Phil Shakescheff, West Murcia Police

Oral evidence session 3: Children in care who go missing or runaway

Session Details:
Monday 30 April 2012, 3-5pm Committee Room 13, House of Commons

Witnesses:
• Robert Tapsfield, Chief Executive, Fostering Network
• Jonathan Stanley, Consultant, Independent Children’s Homes Association
• Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children’s Commissioner
• Roger Morgan, Children’s Right Director, Ofsted
• Richard Haigh, Programme Manger, SCARPA
• Elise Noblet, Senior Project Worker, The Children’s Society in Manchester
• Young people

Please note: the final hour of this session may be closed

Oral evidence session 4 - Part 1: Children in care who go missing or runaway

Session Details:
Thursday 10 May 2012, 10-11 am Committee Room 13, House of Commons

Witnesses:
• Tim Loughton MP, Minister for Children and Families
• David Simmonds, Deputy Leader, London Borough of Hillingdon, and Chair, Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board

Oral evidence session 4 - Part 2: Children in care who go missing or runaway

Session Details:
Thursday 10 May 2012, 1.30-3.15pm, Committee Room 13, House of Commons

Witnesses:
• Simon Cottingham, Programme Manager, The Children’s Society in Birmingham and the Black Country
• Lynne Featherstone, Minister for Equalities, Home Office
• John Goldup, Deputy Chief Inspector, Education, Children’s Services and Skills, Ofsted
• Jonathan Gross, Sussex police and Lead on Operation Newbridge