Children and young people missing from home or care
Children go missing from home or care for a number of reasons, some of which are often varied and complex.
Those young people who go missing may place themselves and others at risk. As well as short-term risks there can be long term implications for these children.
We are committed to working with partner agencies to safeguard those young people who go missing and put themselves at risk of exploitation and other forms of harm.
You can access guidance from the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) on Children Abused through Commercial Sexual Exploitation including Prostitution.
From 1st April 2013, a new panel called Hertfordshire Sexual Exploitation and Runaway Children (SEARCH) replaces the Multi-Agency Missing Children Action Group (MAMCAG).
Other documents can also be found using the links on this page.
- Children Missing from Education (CME) Guidance (PDF file 70KB)
- CSF3788 Children Missing from Care or Home (PDF file 263KB)
- CSF3788F2 Referral to Hertfordshire Sexual Expoitation and Runaway Children's Panel (MS Word 94KB)
- Hertfordshire Sexual Exploitation and Runaway Children (SEARCH) - Terms of Reference (PDF file 42KB)
Thinking of running away? (PDF file 2MB)
A leaflet for every child or young person who runs away or goes missing in Herts
What Happens When I Go Missing (PDF file 550KB)
A leaflet for young people about what happens they go missing
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