Neglect, abuse and isolation can sometimes make home so unbearable that the only solution is to run away.
When they're away, children are potential victims of child sexual exploitation. Running away also can lead children to begging or stealing in order to survive.
We meet these children at their point of greatest need. Through exploring and understanding why they have run away, we help them find solutions to the problems they face.
We provide essential drop-in services, advice and counselling, and we campaign for the government and local authorities to provide essential services for children.
CheckPoint Torbay provides a variety of information, advice, support and specialist intervention services to vulnerable children and young people
Hand in Hand strives to provide a safe and accessible service for children and young people involved in or vulnerable to sexual exploitation.
Our project makes childhood better by working with children and young people who runaway or go missing from home in the Manchester area.
SCARPA provides targeted youth support to young people who go missing or are at risk of sexual exploitation.
The Children’s Society runs the Streetwise project in Coventry, which supports young people who are at risk of being sexually exploited.
Our Safe Hands Project works with and supports children and young people who are involved in or vulnerable to sexual exploitation in its many forms.