This report is a supplement to research carried out by The Children's Society, the findings of which were published under the title Still Running (1999). It debates the possible shape of provision for young people in rural areas who run away.

Month of publication 
January
Year of publication 
2003
Number of pages 
22
Author 
Myfanwy Franks
Category 
Research
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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.

Date published 
August 2013
Number of pages 
25