This paper is submitted in response to a call for evidence by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Runaway and Missing Children and Adults inquiry into looked after children who go missing from care.

Month of publication 
January
Year of publication 
2013
Number of pages 
12
Author 
NSPCC
Category 
Parliamentary briefings
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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.

Date published 
August 2013
Number of pages 
25