Yorkshire news A child in care in Wakefield goes missing every two days MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Covid lockdowns have had an impact on the number of missing children

Yorkshire news A child in care in Wakefield goes missing every two days MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Covid lockdowns have had an impact on the number of missing children

Yorkshire news  A child in care in Wakefield goes missing every two days MetiNews.Com
08 April 2021 - 13:00

Breaking News ! A child in care goes missing every two days in the Wakefield district, figures from the last year have revealed. A total of 180 cases involving a youngster in the care system were reported between April 2020 and March 2021. The cases involved 42 different children, many of whom went missing on multiple occasions. A report on the issue said Covid lockdowns had an impact on the number of missing children. The numbers have more than halved since 2017/18, when there were 380 cases of a child in care going missing. However, the report said that while there had been a reduction, a comparison with last year’s figures was impossible because of a change in how the data was collated. To get the latest email updates from Examiner Live, click here.

. It added: “Each young person will be visited in person at their place of residence by the return home worker and are offered a face-to-face return home interview. “This approach has seen a significant increase in the young people engaging in discussion about why they were missing. “Many young people often report that they do not believe that they were missing even though they were reported missing by their carers. They will often say that they wanted to spend time with their friends.” Read More Related Articles Yorkshire grandad behind Bee Health who started business in council house sells it for £100m Read More Related Articles The highest paid council chiefs in Yorkshire revealed Of the 42 children in care who have gone missing over the last year, half live outside the Wakefield district, though their wellbeing is still the responsibility of Wakefield Council. Twenty-five of the young people concerned were boys, while 17 were girls.

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Yorkshire news A child in care in Wakefield goes missing every two days MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news A child in care in Wakefield goes missing every two days MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news A child in care in Wakefield goes missing every two days MetiNews.Com


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