Missing from home

Introduction to the service

Our Missing From Home Service ensures that young people (Under 17), who go missing are independently interviewed within 72 hours of notification. The service is central to Oldham’s strategy to safeguard young people from harm and vulnerability. Young people are listened to carefully and safety plans developed to help eliminate the risks of going missing alongside strategies to steer them on a brighter path.

We aim to reduce the numbers of missing episodes and prevent potential harm. The service operates within a wider framework of safeguarding provision in Oldham.


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