Children Missing from Home or Care

Children Missing From Home and Care procedure [pdf document]

Links have been recognised with children and young people who go missing from either home or care and the possible risk to them of sexual exploitation.

Durham Constabulary and Darlington Safeguarding Children Board recognise the significant issues faced by children who go missing and/ or at risk of sexual exploitation and for the need to provide an effective response to reduce incidents, improve the reporting and recording procedures.

Making a missing person report

Where a child or young person is considered to be 'missing' in line with these procedures, this should be reported without delay to the police:

Emergencies: use 999

Routine reporting: 0345 60 60 365