Missing children

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.

Take action if you're concerned about a child going missing

If you are concerned about a child who is missing you can find more information in the Derby and Derbyshire safeguarding children procedures manual.

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:

Derby City and Derbyshire threshold guidance

Runaway or missing from home of care protocol (RMFHC)

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards children at risk of exploitation strategy