This course is designed to help foster carers manage the ever-increasing risk of young people going missing from home/care. To understand the indicators that may predispose a young person to abscond and the risks involved.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Be able to identify the reasons why a young person might run away
  2. Know the risks involved with running away
  3. Understand what steps to take when the young person returns
  4. Know how to manage young people that go missing
  5. Have methods for ‘safety planning’ with the young person

Is this course for me?

This course is for foster carers, adopters and Supervising Social Workers. In addition, this course is for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.

Also relevant for youth workers, education professionals and those in the community and voluntary sectors.

Level: beginner / intermediate This course can be adapted to advanced level for skilled practitioners.

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