Date: 04 April 2012
Your help is needed
The All-Party Group (APPG) for Runaway and Missing Children and
Adults and the APPG for Looked after Children and Care Leavers are
launching an inquiry into the care and support provided for the
thousands of children who run away or go missing from care every
The aims of the Inquiry are to develop a clear set of practical
recommendations for policy-makers nationally and locally, to
improve the help and support provided to children who run away or
go missing from care.
The broad theme of the Inquiry is the safeguarding of children
in care who runaway or go missing, and it will look at:
Looked-after children who are placed away from their home local
Data collection and information sharing.
Police responses, including the current ACPO pilots to reduce
bureaucracy relating to missing children.
Ofsted’s role to safeguard children in care who run away and how
care placements are assessed.
Safeguarding trafficked children who go missing from care.
The inquiry’s report will also share examples of best practice
across the sector.
The APPGs are keen to receive written submissions from
organisations working with children in care or children who runaway
or go missing including voluntary organisations, local authorities
children’s services, the police and fostering organisations.
The APPGs are particularly keen to receive evidence from
children and young people with experience of being in care and
running away or going missing. The deadline for submitting written
evidence is 23 April 2012.
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