This submission is based upon children's views secured for the Children's Rights Director's report in 2006, "Running Away: A Children's View Report" and recent data collected for an updated report.

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Dr Roger Morgan
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Here to listen?

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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