The reasons why children and young people runaway or go missing are varied. Whatever the reason they're particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
It is important that steps are taken to ensure that a child’s wellbeing is promoted and they are protected from harm.
Concerns about a missing child who may be in immediate danger should be raised with the Police on 999.
In Derbyshire, the following guidance should be followed in the event of there being concerns that a child may be missing: