Help The Children's Society build a safety net for children who run away from home.

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The Runaways Charter
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Interactive map allows you to find the state of runaways support in your local area

Use our map to learn of local support and ask your council to support young runaways

New charter to protect runaways, missing children from harm and exploitation

The Runaways Charter is a clear code for agencies with a duty to protect children who run away or go missing from home and care.

Celebrities support young runaways

Several well-known actors, journalists and others support our Make Runaways Safe campaign.


What's happening now...

Every five minutes a child in the UK runs away from home

Every child who has become a young runaway deserves to be protected through a national safety net of support.

Without help, these runaway teenagers are highly vulnerable and at risk of substance abuse, sexual exploitation and homelessness. They need to know that there are people who can help them and services that they can turn to.

Together, we can make teenage runaways safe. Take action today.

Find out more about life for child runaways in our campaign stories section.

Find out more using our campaign