Our report details some of the good practices in place around the country. This ranges from North Tyneside’s runaways’ support officer whose job is to improve their data collection and analysis of missing children, to the development of a hub by Derby City Council, where different agencies sit together and assess the risks posed to each child who has run away. We are keen to continue working with local authorities to further improve the support young runaways receive.

Month of publication 
September
Year of publication 
2013
Number of pages 
20
Author 
The Children's Society
Category 
Policy and lobbying
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Safeguarding children and young people who runaway or go missing from care - Report of the Parliamentary Panel

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Stepping Up - The future of runaways services - Executive Summary

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Still Running - Children on the Streets in the UK 1999 - Part 2

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January 1999
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Still Running - Children on the Streets in the UK 1999 - Part 5

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Still Running 3: Early findings from our third national survey of young runaways 2011 - Full report

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