Good practice guidance on supporting unaccompanied children who arrive in the UK and are at risk of going missing8 February 2024
The Children’s Society have launched ‘good practice guidance on supporting unaccompanied children who arrive in the UK and are at risk of going missing’.
Developed in partnership with Missing People, this guidance aims to equip professionals from local authorities, police, foster and residential care, education, third sector, and a range of other agencies with learning and good practice suggestions and to consider what support could be provided in their area.
The guidance was developed from interviews and focus groups with professionals across the country (we would like to give our thanks again to anyone who took part in that consultation) and explores good practice in preventing unaccompanied children from going missing; preparing for that risk; and in supporting the investigation if they do go missing.
If you work with unaccompanied children or oversee such work please do take the time to read through, or if this would be more relevant for others in your organisation please do pass on the link.
The Children’s Society will be holding a webinar on 27 February, 11-12pm, to share more information about the guidance and to hear from some of the partners and services who contributed to the guidance.
If you would like to join please sign up here.