About this Event
When a child goes missing, it is an indication that the child may be at risk of harm. Children’s services working with a wide range of other agencies must act to understand that risk and to keep the child safe, whether the reasons for going missing are conflict or abuse at home or risks from outside the family.
Local authorities, police and health bodies also need to think strategically about how to safeguard all children in their area from being targeted for abuse and exploitation. Going missing could be one of the indicators that a child is being groomed. Children may become the target for abusers when they are missing and rely on strangers to provide them with food and shelter. Effective partnership working is one of the key factors in ensuring that missing children receive the response they need and are protected from further harm.
The Children’s Society, working with NWG, have developed the Missing Children Response Assessment Tool to help local safeguarding partnerships, or relevant equivalent, to think holistically about the responses they provide to children who go missing from home or care and set actions for positive change.
Join us for this introductory session to hear more about why we developed the tool, how it can be used, and hear from representatives in areas who have already piloted the tool speak about how it has helped them improve their response to missing children.
The launch of the tool will take place on January 13th 2021 at 10:00 – 11:30
Free tickets can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-the-missing-children-response-assessment-tool-tickets-132300338875