This consultation closes on 17 September 2013
The current statutory guidance on children who run away and go missing from home or care was published in July 2009. The guidance needs to be updated to reflect: widespread concerns about children in care being sexually exploited; changes in policy, such as the requirement of national indicator 71 which no longer applies; and recent changes in statutory guidance (Care planning and Working Together).
The government has therefore decided to produce a new version of the statutory guidance on children who run away and go missing from home or care to reflect these changes. The guidance will also include flow charts to make clearer the actions required of local agencies and carers when a child goes missing from home or care.
This consultation seeks the views of local authorities, representative bodies and other interested parties on the content of the guidance and flow charts.
Consultation document detailing changes to the statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care.
PDF, 158KB, 4 pages
Contact us by 17 September 2013
Download the response form and return it using the details provided below.
Write to us:
- Xane Panayiotou, 1st Floor, Children in Care, Department for Education, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT
SOURCE: Department for Education