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Cheshire West and ChesterSafeguarding Children Partnership Online Procedures

Children and Young People who Run Away or go Missing from Home and Care

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Pan Cheshire Joint Protocol - Children and Young People who Run Away or go Missing from Home or Care (2020-2022)

Pan Cheshire Return Interview for Children or Young People Missing from Home or Care - Template (2020)

Pan Cheshire Return Interview - Professional Guidance (2020)

AMENDMENT

In July 2020, this protocol and accompanying guidance were revised. The protocol provides a framework for a co-ordinated, standardised and effective response by Halton, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester and Warrington Local Authorities, police and partner agencies to reports of children who go missing and what steps local authorities and their partners should take to try to prevent them going missing again. When a child goes missing or runs away from home, care or school, they are at risk.