Every child who goes missing from home or care will now have the chance to talk to an independent person about why they ran away. The new rules unveiled by Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson will see all children who return, having run[...]
Every year approximately 250,000 people go missing across the United Kingdom. Whilst most disappearances are resolved relatively quickly, others continue for weeks, months and even years, leaving family members to cope with the pain of not knowing[...]
On 1 April 2013 The Care Standards Act 2000 (Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force requiring Ofsted to disclose information from their list of registered children’s homes to chief officers of local police forces.
In July 2012, Ministers made a commitment to improve the protection of children living in children's homes by amending regulations in order to allow Ofsted to share the location of children's homes with the police and other relevant agencies. This[...]