Evaluation of Barnardo's Safer Choices Missing Service

Vaswani, Nina and Moodie, Kristina (2016) Evaluation of Barnardo's Safer Choices Missing Service. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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Research shows that children and young people who go missing from home are at a considerably higher risk of being harmed. In April 2013, in recognition of such vulnerabilities, a tri-partnership initiative between Police Scotland, Renfrewshire Council and Barnardo’s was established with the purpose of better identifying, protecting and directly supporting children who had gone missing from their home. This tri-partnership commissioned independent researchers from CYCJ in 2015 to help document the knowledge and information gathered by the service since its inception, as well as to examine the effectiveness of the service in relation to short-term outcomes for young people. This research covers the first two years of the service, from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015.