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.

Month of publication 
August
Year of publication 
2013
Number of pages 
25
Author 
The Children's Society
Category 
Policy and lobbying
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