Missing Children

The Children’s Society has published a report looking at ways for children’s services and the police to work together to share information about missing children to better inform risk assessment, and build local intelligence of places and adults that may pose a risk to children. Findings from Freedom of Information (FOI) responses from 104 English local authorities and 37 English police forces include: vulnerable children who run away are left at greater risk of abuse, harm and exploitation because important information about children is often not being shared between the police and local authorities; under two thirds (62) of local authorities that responded to the FOI do not share risk assessments with the local police for all looked-after children in their care.

Source: Children’s Society

Further information: Making connections: understanding how local agencies can better keep children safe (PDF)