Missing Children and Young People protocol

Missing Children and Young People protocol

This protocol refers to situations when children go missing from home or when children who are looked after by the local authority go missing from residential or foster care. It defines the roles and responsibilities of agencies and staff concerned with safeguarding children and young people.

Missing Children and Young People protocol (PDF, 620kb)

Contents

Procedure Flowcharts

  1. Referral to Children's Social Care
  2. Action following assessment
  3. Urgent action to safeguard children
  4. What happens after the strategy discussion?
  5. What happens after the child protection conference, including the review process?