But while staff on schemes work hard to combat the number of children who go missing
- and help them when they do - Tracy Buckley, NSPCC service centre manager in Liverpool said more needed to be done.
How many girls will continue to go missing
and be abused before the police even accept that the crime has happened?
Prevention: to reduce the number of people who go missing
A spokesman for the force said: "Children go missing
for many reasons, from wanting to stay out later than they are allowed, to being unhappy with a domestic situation or having problems at school.
When this money goes missing, domestic violence shelters go missing
, sexual assault hot lines go missing
, access to protective orders goes missing, investigation and prosecution of crimes go missing
, prevention programs go missing
- and more importantly, women go missing
And 16 per cent go missing
due to problems such as nervous breakdown or dementia.
Established in 2001 by singer/songwriter, Jannel Rap, GINA for Missing Persons brings together recording artists from all over the country in an effort to raise awareness of all the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children who go missing
Siobhan Corria, Cardiff council's cabinet member for children's services, said: "It is rare for children to go missing
for prolonged periods.
For a long time we have been complacent about children and young people who go missing
, and in particular those who go missing
Asked by BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Maya Singh as to why so many children go missing
from Delhi, the home ministry cited maltreatment and scolding by parents and a child's anger at the family as among the factors responsible.
Mr Fletcher's family said at the time he went missing that it was out of character for him to go missing
Parents and carers also need to be warned of the risks to children who frequently go missing
without explanation, says Barnardo's Cymru.