This report summary is based on four in-depth case studies collected from 4 South Asian, Muslim, young women aged between 15 and 17 and project workers from Safe on Our Streets for a national DfES- (CYPU) funded evaluation of 20 young runaways’ projects between January 2003 and June 2004.

Month of publication 
January
Year of publication 
2004
Number of pages 
9
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