Deputy Children's Commissioner welcomes Railway Children's new report

Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:12
Posted by Vicki Mitchem

"Children who go missing from home are often fleeing from very difficult circumstances.  They are vulnerable and frightened and are exposed to many dangers on the streets, including drugs, alcohol and sexual exploitation."

Said Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children's Commissioner.

"I welcome today's report from the Railway Children. It provides a practical and cost effective support model that would reduce incidents of running away by addressing the causes.  It is vital that young people in difficult circumstances are listened to and their concerns acted upon. The report highlights some of the issues we also raised as part of Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation by Gangs and Groups, which is currently underway - positive and strong partnerships between the police, social care and the voluntary sector are critical to keeping these children safe."

Source: ©Children's Commissioner

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