This written evidence questions regarding information sharing and data collection on children in care, increased risks for cross-boundary children in care, and the importance of listening to children’s voices.

Number of pages 
7
Author 
unseen
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