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.
Please find the terms of reference to the inquiry.
- Session 1: MPs investigate why trafficked children go missing from care
- Session 2: Gathering and sharing data on young people who run away from care
- Session 3: Young people in care tell parliamentary group: 'We need to be listened to'
- Session 4: Ministers give evidence concerning children running away from care
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Oral evidence session 2: Children in care who go missing or runaway
Thursday 26 April 2012, 10-11am, Committee Room 18, House of Commons
• 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
Monday 30 April 2012, 3-5pm Committee Room 13, House of Commons
• 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
Thursday 10 May 2012, 10-11 am Committee Room 13, House of Commons
• 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
Thursday 10 May 2012, 1.30-3.15pm, Committee Room 13, House of Commons
• 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