When a child is abducted or missing they are in serious danger. The quicker they are found, the less likely they will be exploited. If every vulnerable child who went missing last year in the UK were together they would fill Wembley Stadium – twice.
|Jo speaking at the Find Every Child Dinner|
We know there is a very close link between a child repeatedly going missing and them being sexually exploited. It is vital we stop that child going missing again and again and becoming increasingly vulnerable to exploitation. Support from a caring, qualified expert after their first disappearance can dramatically reduce the risk of a child going missing again. This year we have three pilot local projects, and we need to expand this nationally.
The charity’s highly experienced and accredited crisis team provides 24/7 specialist support to missing children and their families. 600 volunteers help the search across the UK. Missing People is the best placed organisation to reach these young people. We have the expertise, the passion. What we need is the funds.