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Reach: a new model of intervention for children before, during and after they run away

Documents the Reach model which has been developed by Railway Children to provide services for young people before, during and after episodes of running away. The concept of the Reach model was developed from previous research funded by Railway Children that evidenced a lack of support for young people who run away from home or care.

Report from the joint inquiry into children who go missing from care

Concerns have been raised regarding the care and support received by children who go missing from care. In response to these concerns, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults and the APPG for Looked After Children and Care Leavers called a parliamentary Inquiry to examine these issues more closely.

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Early findings from the Children's Society's third national survey of young runaways, 2011.

The main aims of the survey were:
1. To provide up-to-date findings on rates and experiences of running away comparable with the two previous surveys conducted in 1999 and 2005
2. To provide new insights into the links between running away and other aspects of children’s lives, through the exploration of issues not covered in previous surveys, such as family change and subjective well-being.

Missing and runaway: help and advice for young people, parents, carers and practitioners

Online resource providing help and advice for young people, parents, carers and practitioners on the subject of going missing and runaways.

Make runaways safe

Report that clearly shows how stepping in the first time a child runs away can lead to substantial financial savings for a number of agencies – and society as a whole. It calls on central government to take the lead and set out an action plan that focuses on raising awareness, improving support, improving statutory responses and ensuring clear systems of accountability and performance management, and improving police responses.

Running away and future homelessness: the missing link?

Report about young people, aged under 16, who run away from home or care and how that might be related to future homelessness.

Shelter Scotland believes that today's runaways are tomorrow's young homeless people and that if we are serious about preventing homelessness then addressing why children and young people run away is essential.

Grampian police return home welfare interview pilot for young runaways: pilot evaluation

The overall aim of this evaluation was to explore the most effective means of delivering Return Home Welfare Interviews (RHWIs) to ensure the best outcomes for the child/young person. It set out to examine the operation of the pilot as implemented in Aberdeen City and Elgin, to reflect the range of models of delivery used and the overall impact of the pilot. One area in Aberdeenshire (Fraserburgh) formed the control area to illustrate original practice in Grampian and current practice outwith the pilot areas.

Young runaways (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at the 100,000 children under 16 living in the UK who run away from home. We hear from a woman whose twelve year old daughter persistently ran away and was frequently returned to the family home by the police. Jill Colbert from the Safe in the City project in Salford - who works with young runaways - and John Wheeler from Childline will be joining Jenni Murray to discuss the difficulties that parents of runaways can face in accessing help.

1 in 9 - the Scottish Coalition for Young Runaways : briefing paper

Paper highlighting the scale of the problem of runaway young people in Scotland, describing existing services in place to deal with the issue and recommending a national strategy be devised to tackle the problem more effectively.

Missing out: young runaways in Scotland

Summary of a report into the problem of runaway young people outlining the research methods used and the conclusions reached.