Saturday, 30 March 2013

Just South Wales

Fears for vulnerable children as 20 reported missing every week

There are fears that vulnerable children are ending up in “dangerous situations” after it emerged nearly 20 youngsters are reported missing to police every week.

Figures released by South Wales Police under freedom of information laws show around 1,000 children under the age of 16 runaway from their parents or guardians every year.

Between January 2010 and November 2012 a total of 2,853 youngsters were reported missing from their homes – that equates to 18 youngsters each week.

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