Children And Young People Who Run Away training

This course will enable you to understand why young people run away from social care services and the difficulties they may face once they have left the Social Care Setting.

The definition of ‘runaway’ used by the Government in its Guidance (in line with the statutory safeguards of the 1989 Children Act) is that ‘young runaway’ and ‘missing’ refer to children and young people up to the age of 18, who have run away from home or a care placement, have been forced to leave or whose whereabouts are unknown”.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What do you know about missing children
  • Young people's perspectives
  • Vulnerability and risk
  • Signs to look for
  • What happens when they go missing?
  • What happens when they are found?
  • Foster carer responsibilities
This Children and Young People who Run Away course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about why children might run away, what to do if they run away and how to support them once they've been found.Whilst it provides focus for people working in Children's Services, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about how to identify vulnerabilities of young people at risk of going missing.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 2 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

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Aims of the Children And Young People Who Run Away course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand why children and young people run away from Social Care Services
  • Know the demographics, facts and figures
  • Understand the specific difficulties faced by young people in care
  • Be aware of the risks to children and young people who are social care runaways
  • Understand the mental health and self-harm risks
  • Be aware of child trafficking
  • Be aware of early intervention and refuges for young runaways

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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