Although there is no single profile for a child who runs away, there are common services and approaches that can provide support. This report reviews those services and analyzes how far the current policy provisions ensure that every child who runs away is adequately safeguarded.

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Kathy Evans Martin Houghton-Brown Gwyther Rees
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Making runaways safer

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.

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