Sheffield Missing Children Protocol
This protocol covers actions to be taken during missing episodes, including in relation to children in care placed out of their home area. Also included are updated processes for independent return home interviews and what actions need to be taken when strategy meetings are triggered due to missing episodes. The latest national guidance is incorporated, including new police risk categories and how it is decided whether a young person is ‘missing’ or ‘away from placement without authorisation’.
Sheffield procedures for responding to children who go missing from home or care