default Absent: An exploration of common police procedures for safeguarding practices in cases of missing children and adults, University of Portsmouth, December 2013

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UoP 13 Absent ABSTRACT DEC 13.pdf

This abstract details a study which compared the experiences of six police forces and assessed their perceptions of what they believe to be best policy and practice with regard to the definitional criteria of ‘absent’ and consequent management and investigation of ‘absent persons’.

default All Wales Protocol Missing Children: Children who run away or go missing from home or care, AWCPPRG, 20 June 2011

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AWCPPRG 11 All Wales Protocol Missing Children JUN 11.pdf

Produced by the All Wales Child Protection Procedures Review Group (AWCPPRG), this document applies to all children and young people up to the age of 18 and includes children who go missing who are living within their families and children who are Looked After by the Local Authority who go missing from their placement (including children on remand).

default Consultation on the revised statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care Government response, Department for Education, January 2014

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DfE 14 Consultation on the revised statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from care Government response JAN 14.pdf

This report summarises the main issues raised by the public consultation on the revised statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care completed on 17 September 2013.

pdf Inquiry into the safeguarding of 'absent' children Final report, All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, May 2016

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APPG 16 Safeguarding absent children MAY 16.pdf

This report warns that at least 10,000 children who go missing could be at terrible risk because a dangerous police recording system means they fall off the radar. It says that a new “absent” category introduced in the police recording system to save time has turned out to be a blunt, crude assessment tool that leaves children who are regularly classed as absent in danger of sexual exploitation and of being groomed by criminal gangs.

default Make Runaways Safe The local picture ABSTRACT, The Children's Society, December 2012

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CS 12 Make Runaways Safe ABSTRACT.pdf

Make Runaways Safe: The Local Picture finds that many police forces and local authorities are not doing enough to protect children who run away from home or care.

pdf Missing children in the European Union: Mapping, data collection and statistics (EU 27), A Cancedda et al, December 2013

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EC 13 Missing children ABSTRACT DEC 13.pdf

This abstract provides details of a study carried out on behalf of the European Commission which mapped the situation and responses to children going missing between 2009 and 2012.

default Missing children, OFSTED, February 2013

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OFS 13 Missing children FEB 13.pdf

This report explores the effectiveness of arrangements to safeguard children and young people, including those who are looked after by the local authority, who are at risk of going missing or running away. Inspectors visited a sample of 10 local authority areas. The report draws on evidence from 105 cases and from the views of children and young people, carers, and professionals from the local authority and from partner agencies.

document Missing children: who cares? The police response to missing and absent children ABSTRACT, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, March 2016

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HMIC 16 Missing children ABSTRACT MAR 16.docx

This abstract provides details of an inspection of police responses to missing and absent children. The report found that, while there was evidence of positive experiences and outcomes for some children, in the majority of cases children had negative experiences.

default Proposed private members bill on missing and runaway children consultation response, NSPCC, May 2010

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NSPCC-10 Proposed private members bill on missing and runaway children consultation response, May 2010.pdf

NSPCC's response to Michelle McIlveen's (MLA) proposed private members bill.

document Reaching safe places: Exploring the journeys of young people who run away from home or care ABSTRACT, Railway Children, November 2014

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RC 14 Reaching safe places NOV 14.docx

This abstract provides details of a report which found that the vast majority of the estimated 100,000 under-16s in the UK who run away each year are not given emergency accommodation by councils.

pdf Repeat reports to police of mIssing people: Locations and characteristics ABSTRACT, University of Portsmouth, July 2014

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UoP 14 Repeat reports to police of mssing people ABSTRACT JUL 14.pdf

This abstract details a study focusing on the locations from which people are reported missing repeatedly in a one year period. The results show that people went missing from a variety of locations but that private care homes (57.1%) were the most common place.

default Report from the joint inquiry into children who go missing from care, APPG, June 2012

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APPG-LAC 12 Report from the joint inquiry into children who go missing from care JUN 12.pdf

This report details a joint inquiry conducted by the All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, and the APPG for Looked After Children and Care Leavers.  It sets out practical recommendations for policy makers to improve the help and support provided to children who run away or go missing from care.

default Response to the All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into children who go missing or run away from care, Office of the Children's Commissioner, April 2012

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OCC 12 ABSTRACT Response to the APPG Inquiry inot children who go missing or run away from care ABSTRACT, APR 12.pdf

This abstract provides the details of the Office of the Children's Commissioner's response to the All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into children who go missing or run away from care.

default Running away Young people's veiws on running away from care, 2012

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CRD 12 Running away Young people's views on running away from care 2012.pdf

document Safeguarding CYP who go missing in London ABSTRACT, The Children's Society, March 2016

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CS 16 Safeguarding CYP who go missing in London ABSTRACT.docx

This abstract provides details of a report which warns that without action to combat the problem of missing children, thousands of the capital’s most vulnerable young people will be left at greater risk from sexual exploitation and gangs.

default Statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care Flowchart, Department for Education, January 2014

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DfE 14 Statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care Flowchart JAN 14.pdf

This flowchart accompanies revised statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care issued in January 2014.  It details roles and responsibilities when a child goes missing from care.

default Statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care, Department for Children, Schools and Families, July 2009

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DCSF 09 Statutory guidance on children who run away and go missing from home or care 2009.pdf

This guidance, updated in 2014, draws out the particular requirements related to responding to children who run away and go missing from care, as these are over-represented in missing person’s reports. It serves to safeguard all runaways and to redress the imbalance that currently exists between services offered to runaways from the looked-after population and those who run away from home.

default Statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care, Department for Education, January 2014

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DfE 14 Statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care JAN 14.pdf

This guidance sets out the steps local authorities and their partners should take to prevent children from going missing and to protect them when they do go missing. It replaces the statutory guidance issued in 2009, in line with changes in evidence, policy and the statutory framework covering looked after children.  It is accompanied by a flowchart which details roles and responsibilities when a child goes missing from care.

default The Missing Children and Young Person's Bill, T Moore, 22 April 2010

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NIA 10 Proposed PM Bill The Missing Children & Young Person's Bill Research & Library Services Bill paper 22 Apr 10.pdf

This research paper has been produced by the Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Library Service.  It examines the proposed Private Members Bill and the current provision for young runaways and missing children in England, Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.  It also provides a summary of the key research already undertaken in relation to young runaways and missing children.

Bill Paper 46/10