This briefing describes the work of Barnardo's services and summarises the insights they have gathered into each stage of the process of working with children who go missing; from prevention and early intervention to identification and the subsequent response.

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Dr Caroline Paskell
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Most children who run away from home do so because of neglect, abuse, family conflict or drug and alcohol misuse. Return Interviews help address problems that caused a child to go missing, reduce further instances of running and find out if a child came to harm. Return interviews are also a vital tool in disrupting abuse and sexual exploitation and providing evidence for prosecutions of the perpetrators.

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August 2013
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