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EalingChildren's Services Procedures Manual

Safeguarding Children Missing from Care, Home and Education - Ealing Local Practice Guidance

SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTER

This local Ealing guidance should be read in conjunction with the Children Missing from Care Home and Education section of the London Safeguarding Children's Board, London Child Protection Procedures

Purpose

This local Ealing guidance is to provide additional support to social care practitioners working with children in Ealing who have responsibility for children in need (CIN), children in need of protection (CP) and children looked after (LAC). It provides local explanation of the procedures to be followed and steps to be taken. This should be followed in addition to guidance set out in:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children;
  • London Child Protection Procedures edition 5, 2017;
  • London Safeguarding Children Missing from Care Home and Education Guidance, 2017 (link above).

Who is the Guidance for?

The guidance is for staff across all teams within Ealing Children's Services and SAFE (early help service). The references in this Ealing local practice guidance all relate to the London Safeguarding Children from Care Home and Education Protocol which is the primary guidance that staff must follow.

This procedure was added to the manual in June 2018.

Contents

  1. Strategic Leads and Key Responsibilities
  2. What You Need to Consider in Determining the Threshold for Response?
  3. Role of ECIRS and the MASH in Relation to Missing Children
  4. Safe and Well Checks - Who Carries Them Out and Why?
  5. Return to Home Interviews - Who Carries Them Out and Why?
  6. Missing Children who are not currently open to SAFE/Children's Services
  7. Missing Children Who are known to SAFE/subject to CIN or CP Plans the Subject of a Child Protection Enquiry Under S47 Children Act 1989
  8. Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  9. Missing Families for whom there are Concerns for Children or Unborn Children
  10. Recording on Frameworki
  11. Children Missing from Education
  12. Contacts in Ealing and Links to Documents

    Appendix 1: Referral List of Children Subject of Child Protection Plans and Vulnerable Persons Going Missing (Also Known as the National Alert)

    Appendix 2: Return to Home Interview Guidance

    Appendix 3: Flowchart for Missing Children known to Children's Services

    Appendix 4: Missing Episodes – CYP Not Allocated to Ealing Children's Services

    Appendix 5: Missing Strategy Meeting Agenda

    Appendix 6: Missing Escalation Form

    Appendix 7: Looked After Child Information Sharing Form (Grab Pack)

1. Strategic Leads and Key Responsibilities

The strategic lead for children missing from home and care in Ealing Children's Services is the Head of Safeguarding, Review and Quality Assurance

The strategic lead for children missing from education is the Assistant Director of Schools: Performance and Review.

Lead responsibility for Missing Children with the Police is the Detective Inspector for CSE and Missing, West Area BCU.

The Contextual Safeguarding Coordinator will support strategic work in the area of missing and the Partnership Lead for Vulnerable Adolescents will support operational delivery.

The responsibilities include ensuring the partnership identifies and safeguards missing children and young people and having robust processes in place. This includes a strong training offer around missing and consistent thresholds and responses to children missing. In addition the strategic leads will ensure the evaluation and analysis of performance data, return to home interviews to improve strategic planning, prevention and response in relation to all missing children.

2. What You Need to Consider in Determining the Threshold for Response?

The definition of missing and absent is as set out in the London Safeguarding Missing from Care Home and Education protocol (page 7). This is based upon guidance issued by ACPO in April 2013 (updated in LSCB CPP 2017).

  • Missing Anyone whose whereabouts cannot be established and where the circumstances are out of character or the context suggests the person may be subject of crime or at risk of harm to themselves or another';
  • Absent (a person not at a place where they are expected or required to be).

It is important to note that police make a determination regarding whether a person will be classified as missing or absent and the level or risk that they are deemed to be at (high, medium, low). The level of risk determines the police response so it important that workers share accurate, full and current information to inform police risk assessment. Workers should have knowledge of the current risk classification by police (risk level reviewed three times a day) and when appropriate can challenge and request review of the threshold decision by police.

In responding to a child who is missing or absent staff need to consider a number of key factors to determining the level of response:

  • The age, vulnerability and developmental stage of the child;
  • Any underlying family relationship difficulties; experiences of domestic abuse/violence conflict, harm or abuse;
  • Previous periods and patterns of missing or absent, short frequent periods may require the same focus and consideration as lengthy or overnight periods of missing, particularly if associated with vulnerability factors and risk indicators for Child Exploitation (including but not limited to sexual and criminal exploitation). A child whose assessment identifies that there are clear indicators of CSE should be considered as missing as opposed to absent because of the identified risk;
  • A child may be absent from school but in the light the risk of being the subject of a crime such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Forced Marriage (FM) Honour based Violence (HBV) or CSE and at risk of significant harm they should be viewed as a missing child and responded to accordingly;
  • A child with a disability is likely to be additionally vulnerable to exploitation and other forms of harm and abuse whilst missing. The nature of the child's disability and any cognitive impairment needs to be evaluated particularly if the child may have difficulty using a phone, negotiating public transport or letting anyone know of their whereabouts;
  • Drug or alcohol use;
  • Mental health issues including Suicide or self-harm;
  • Extremism or radicalisation;
  • Gang association or serious youth violence;
  • County Lines and/or Trafficking.

3. Role of ECIRS and the MASH in Relation to Missing Children

Ealing Children's Integrated Response Service (ECIRS) is the single point of entry for all referrals for children and young people in Ealing.

ECIRS receive police reports (Merlins) for any child who resides in Ealing Borough and is reported missing. ECIRS ensure that this information is recorded appropriately on social care systems and that an appropriate response is offered and that the information is forwarded to the appropriate service – see below (Sections 6-8) for further information.

Notifications of missing looked after children placed by other Local Authorities are passed onto the home Local Authority by ECIRS and receipt is verified to ensure that it is known what response is being provided.

Where necessary cases will be passed to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for inter-agency checks to be completed to help determine threshold of need.

4. Safe and Well Checks - Who Carries Them Out and Why?

These are carried out by local borough (uniformed) police in the borough where the child is living. Safe and well checks are conducted shortly after a child has returned or when the Police return a child to their home or a placement. These should not be confused with Return to Home Interviews. Safe and Well checks are usually brief. The purpose of a Safe and Well check is to establish if the child is now safe, whether they need any medical attention, if they have been a victim of or committed a crime and where they have been.

5. Return to Home Interviews - Who Carries Them Out and Why?

A Return Home Interview is a piece of direct work with the child/young person who has been missing to "understand why the child has gone missing, identify harm that may have occurred whilst away, understand what may help prevent future missing episodes, help the young person feel safe and understand how they can ask for help to prevent future missing episodes and to provide information on how to stay safe if they go missing again"

Return to Home Interviews should be completed within 72 hours of the child returning.

Children should be offered an independent Return Home Interview in the first instance. The child can choose to speak to their allocated worker or another suitably trained professional that they know and trust however the offer of an independent interview should always be made in the first instance.

If a child refuses a Return to Home Interview then all efforts should be made to interview the parent or carer. The pro forma (see Appendix 2: Return to Home Interview Guidance) also contains questions for parents/carers as guidance.

Return to Home Interviews should not be carried out by a person providing direct care to a child e.g. a parent, special guardian, private foster carer, a foster carer or residential worker.

However carers may have crucial information about the missing episode and should be spoken to, to further inform the Return Home Interview.

6. Missing Children who are not currently open to SAFE/Children's Services

ECIRS will offer Return Home Interviews to Ealing children who have been missing who do not currently have a worker allocated to them.

Based on information gathered from the return home interview as well as system checks, where relevant inter-agency checks and length of time that the child has been missing, ECIRS staff will make a determination as to whether the case needs to be signposted to other services for additional support (for example an EHAP or referral to voluntary agencies), referred to SAFE or referred to Children's Services for a statutory assessment (see Appendix 4: Missing Episodes – CYP Not Allocated to Ealing Children's Services).

7. Missing Children Who are known to SAFE/subject to CIN or CP Plans the Subject of a Child Protection Enquiry Under S47 Children Act 1989

If a worker is alerted that a child is missing they need to check that a missing episode has been opened. If it has not the worker needs to open this episode. ECIRS will forward the Merlin notification to the team admin once received and upload into episode. If the episode is not open it will need to be opened by the team (see Appendix 3: Flowchart for Missing Children known to Children's Services).

A missing risk assessment should be completed. A professional judgement can be made in regards to how when this is updated however must be completed if there is a significant change in circumstances, new information that may change the level of risk or a minimum of every 6 weeks. The risk assessment form is found within the Missing Episode.

For children missing for more than 5 days a strategy meeting must be convened. It is good practice to set this meeting up prior to day 5 of the missing episode. All relevant professionals should be invited to this meeting, including missing police. This meeting can be chaired by the Partnership Lead for Vulnerable Adolescents (PLVA) or a DTM/TM. Where the PLVA is unable to chair the meeting they can be consulted A suggested agenda is attached (see Appendix 5: Missing Strategy Meeting Agenda).

The strategy episode needs to remain open until the child is located and review strategy meetings need to take place a minimum of every 28 days throughout the missing episode.

If the child returns home before the strategy meeting takes place then it does not need to go ahead, however there may be value in proceeding with the meeting to consider information gathered from the RHI, consider if the child/young person has suffered harm and plan for how future missing episodes may be prevented. This decision should be made by the TM/DTM in consultation with the Partnership Lead for Vulnerable Adolescents.

A core group/network/professionals meeting could be called instead to consider the above, and what, if anything, in the plan needs to be reviewed/amended.

Additional considerations for children subject to CP Plans:

Actions when a child is located/returns

A safe and well check will be conducted by police at the earliest possible opportunity. All children should be offered an independent RHI which should take place within 72hrs of the child returning. The independent interview should be conducted by the duty worker in the team where the case is held.

If a child refuses an independent RHI a piece of direct work should be completed by their allocated worker or another suitably trained professional that the child wishes to speak to. Information from RHIs should be discussed in supervision to note patterns and emerging themes. Please see Appendix 2: Return to Home Interview Guidance. The Return to Home Interview is within the FWI episode.

8. Looked After Children and Care Leavers

8.1 Preventing and Planning

The risk of a child or young person going missing from care should be considered for all looked after children irrespective of age however the vulnerability of children aged 11 and over or those who have been missing previously require particular attention. Looked after children have additional vulnerabilities and a higher risk of becoming missing by virtue of their looked after status. Looked after children and care leavers may be particularly vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Social Workers need to be aware of other concerns that be related to why the child is missing from their placement, including:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation;
  • Trafficking;
  • Gangs and serious youth violence;
  • County Lines;
  • Placement stability particularly following family contact;
  • Radicalisation/Political Extremism;
  • Youth offending.

All looked after children and care leavers aged 11 years and over must be screened for Vulnerabilities using the Vulnerable Adolescents Screening Tool. On completion, this should be reviewed with the line manager to ensure that the care plan reflects and addresses any risks identified. The screening tool should also be forwarded to the Partnership Lead for Vulnerable Adolescents.

At the first Placement Planning Meeting the risk of missing and associated other risks must be discussed. Carers/residential worker need to be informed of any identified risks and the agreed response. Appendix 7: Looked After Child Information Sharing Form (Grab Pack) should be completed and updated for each looked after review. On completion this form should be provided to the carer/residential worker. If the child goes missing this must be provided to Police. A copy should be scanned retained on the child's Frameworki file. The Looked After Child Information Sharing form is also referred to as the Grab Pack. This contains all relevant information to assist the Police in locating and returning the child.

The risk of a looked after child going missing must be included on the agenda for the first Looked After Child (LAC) Review. The allocated SW should ensure this is referred to within the report and the IRO should ensure discussion about the risk of a child being missing and the responses needed are clearly recorded within the Chairs report.

8.2 Actions for Foster Carers or Residential Staff

The main person caring for the child is responsible for trying to contact the child who is missing or absent to ascertain their wellbeing and whereabouts. They should phone, text or try to contact the child through other means (e.g. email/social media where appropriate etc). They should also contact any known friends or family where this is deemed safe and appropriate. They must also search the immediate area outside the placement including checking inside any vehicles.

If the child is not agreeing to return or not answering their phone, the carer should report the child missing to the police and to the allocated SW in Ealing Children's Social Care. Out of hours Emergency Duty Team (EDT) should be informed.

If the carer suspects that the child who is missing is at risk of harm they should report them as missing immediately to the Police and CSC.

If a carer has contacted the child and established they are with a relative but believe that it may be more difficult to retrieve the child themselves, they would follow the process of contacting Children's Services/ EDT and the police. The decision to collect and return the child to the placement will rest with CSC and Police based upon what is known about any risks the family may present. If this becomes an identified pattern clear plans need to be made and agreed as to how this will be managed.

The allocated Social Worker may also be alerted to the concerns that the child is missing via the MERLIN report. If this is received by ECIRS it will be forwarded to the allocated Social Worker.

8.3 Actions for Social Workers and Line Managers

If a worker is notified that a child is missing they need to check that a missing episode has been opened by ECIRS or someone else in the team. If it has not the worker needs to open this episode. ECIRS will forward the Merlin notification to the team admin once received and upload into episode. If the episode is not open it will need to be opened by the team.

The Social Worker and their Line Manager need to ensure that:

  • There is an immediate strategy discussion between Police and Children's Services to agree a strategy for locating the child;
  • Complete National alert notification to all other Local Authorities (see Appendix 1: Referral List of Children Subject of Child Protection Plans and Vulnerable Persons Going Missing (Also Known as the National Alert)) by completing 'Referral to List of Children Subject of a Child Protection Plan and Vulnerable Persons Going Missing' form. A copy of this can also be obtained from Child Protection Support Service Tel: 020 8825 8930; On completion by the Social Worker Child Protection Support Service will distribute this electronically to all other Local Authorities;
  • For children missing for more than 3 days a strategy meeting should be convened. This meeting has to take place by the third day of the missing episode and it is therefore good practice to set this meeting up prior to day 3 of the missing episode. All relevant professionals should be invited to this meeting, including missing police from the borough where the child is residing. This meeting can be chaired by the Partnership Lead for Vulnerable Adolescents or a DTM/TM. A suggested agenda is attached (see Appendix 5: Missing Strategy Meeting Agenda). The strategy episode needs to remain open until the child is located and review strategy meetings need to take place a minimum of every 28 days throughout the missing episode.

    If the child returns home before the strategy meeting takes place then it does not need to go ahead, however there may be value in proceeding with the meeting to consider information gathered from the RHI, consider if the child/young person has suffered harm and plan for how future missing episodes may be prevented. This decision should be made by the TM/DTM in consultation with the Partnership Lead for Vulnerable Adolescents.

    A network/professionals meeting could be called instead to consider the above, and what, if anything, in the plan needs to be reviewed/amended.

    The missing from care/ strategy meetings should continue to be at least monthly until the child is located;
  • The IRO and Children's Guardian (where relevant) must be notified that the child is missing and the date of the strategy meeting;
  • The allocated Social Worker should complete a Missing Child Risk Assessment Record This is found within the Missing Children episode on FWi;
  • Inform the Head of Safeguarding and the relevant Head of Service for LAC/LCT using the notification template (see Appendix 6: Missing Escalation Form);
  • If the child is still missing after 5 days the Director of Children and Families Carolyn Fair fairc@ealing.gov.uk must be notified by email. The Director will inform the Executive Director, Lead Member for Children and the Corporate Parenting Board within 7 days of the child going missing;
  • Inform the Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children and the LAC Nurse (see Section 12, Contacts in Ealing and Links to Documents). This notification is needed as the Designated Nurse/LAC Nurse holds a key statutory responsibility for missing children at high risk (see Section 12, Contacts in Ealing and Links to Documents);
  • Inform the child's parent/those with PR unless this is inconsistent with the child's welfare;
  • Ensure ongoing communication and information sharing with Police until the child is located and returned.

8.4 Actions After a Looked After Child is Located and Returned to Placement

On return a Safe and Well check will be completed by Police. If the child is missing frequently or repeatedly goes missing and returns the Police may not be able to carry out Safe and Well checks after every episode as the YP may be missing when they try and complete this. Police and CSC can then agree upon frequency however the YP must be seen by a professional and the network informed of this. Police will pass on any relevant information to CSC.

The Social Worker must arrange for a Return to Home Interview. All children should be offered an independent RHI in the first instance. The independent offer will be made by the duty worker from the team with responsibility for the child's case and the duty worker will then carry out the RHI. 

If the child refuses an independent RHI it can be carried out by the allocated worker or another suitably trained professional that the child nominates. This person cannot be involved in the day to day care of the child.

See Appendix 2: Return to Home Interview Guidance. The Return to Home Interview is within the FWI episode.

The Social Worker in discussion with the line manager and IRO should consider whether or not the placement is suitable for the child or are difficulties that are contributing to the child going missing.

The Social Worker should also consider referring the child for an independent advocate so that she/he can be sure that the child's wishes and feelings have been heard and understood. In Ealing, advocacy for LAC/LCT is provided by Coram Voice contact; Andrew Dickie Service Manager Tel: 020 7239 7502, Coram Voice Gregory House, Coram Campus, 49 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2QA | Tel: 020 7833 5792.

Coram also provide a helpline for children and young people 0808 800 5792. Children and young people can also self-refer for advocacy through this number.

9. Missing Families for whom there are Concerns for Children or Unborn Children

9.1 Considerations

Workers should be alert to the possibility that an expectant mother/family missing appointments or repeatedly being unavailable for home visits may be at risk of harm.

Workers should take reasonable steps to assure themselves as soon as possible that an expectant mother/family is not missing or whereabouts are unknown.

Professionals should involve all the agencies with current or recent contact with the expectant mother / family to assess the child/ren's or unborn child's vulnerability. Professionals should consider questions such as:

  • Is the mother a child herself, Is she subject to a child protection plan and/or is she a looked after child;
  • Is there good reason to believe that the expectant mother / family may be the victim of a crime?
  • Has there been a pre-birth conference for the child and is the unborn child subject to a pre-birth child protection assessment?
  • Are any of the children the subject of child protection plans?
  • Is the family currently subject to a s47 enquiry?
  • Is the mother a child herself, or is she looked after by the local authority?
  • Is there a person present in the household or visiting the mother with previous convictions for an offence against children, or other person who poses a risk of harm to children?
  • Is it clear that the expectant mother / family is missing, whereabouts unknown?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, or an agency reaches the judgement that a child or unborn child is at risk of significant harm on the basis of the assessment, a referral should be made to LA children's social care or the mother / family's social worker or duty officer and the police Missing Person's Unit.

9.2 Immediate Action

The LA child protection adviser must be informed if a child subject of a child protection plan or an unborn child subject of a pre-birth child protection plan goes missing. Where the child is Looked After the Independent Reviewing Officer should be informed.

The worker should exchange information and work with the Missing Person's Unit

The worker should complete a risk assessment (in FWi). The assessment will require the worker to engage with all the agencies that have current or recent involvement with the child or expectant mother / family. Existing records in these agencies must be checked to obtain any information which may help to trace the mother / family (e.g. details of friends and relatives), and this information should be passed to the police officer undertaking enquiries to trace the mother.

The worker, in consultation with their manager should consider whether to notify member of the missing expectant mother/family's extended family and if so, how this will be done.

9.3 Strategy Meeting/Discussion

If following the above, the expectant mother/family has not been traced a strategy meeting/ discussion should be convened within five working days. 

The strategy meeting / discussion should consider whether the details of the expectant mother / family should be circulated to other local authorities. If so, then the LA child protection adviser should notify other LA children's social care services and Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships. London local authorities should be notified electronically to the missing persons' mailbox in each London LA children's social care service. The strategy meeting / discussion should also consider whether other agencies could be notified (e.g. designated nurses in PCTs can be notified in writing, and they may circulate details to neighbouring maternity units and health visiting teams).

9.4 When the Expectant Mother/Family is Found

When an expectant mother / family is found the police must be informed so that they can cancel the missing person report.

When an expectant mother / family is found, there should, if practicable, be a strategy meeting / discussion between previously involved agencies within one working day, to consider:

  • Immediate safety issues;
  • Whether to instigate a s47 enquiry and any police investigation;
  • Who will interview the expectant mother / family;
  • Who needs to be informed of the expectant mother / family being found (locally and nationally).

10. Recording on Frameworki

  • A Frameworki episode for Missing Children is in place to identify and provide data on missing children. This must be completed for all missing Ealing children; every time they go missing;
  • The episode also includes the Missing Children Risk Assessment and Return to Home Interview recording and guidance;
  • Any documents or forms within the London Safeguarding Children Missing from Care Home and Education Protocol and not currently within the FWI episode should be completed and upload them on Frameworki (including: Looked After Child Information Sharing Form, National Alert Notification, Notification form);
  • Record their location and reference on case notes;
  • Ensure all Return to Home Interviews are recorded within the Missing Children episode;
  • Ensure the chronology reflects all missing episodes and dates children go missing are found and returned and any key information obtained from the RHI;
  • Provide an up to date chronology for any strategy/missing child meeting/CP conference, LAC Review;
  • When senior managers are notified of missing children verify this by email and upload onto Frameworki.

11. Children Missing from Education

It is a data requirement for social workers to obtain details of a child's educational provision (usually the school where on roll), unless too young.

There is a central pupil database (CPD) which includes details updated termly (not live) of all applications and those on roll at Ealing schools.

If you are concerned that a child may not be in Education, social workers should contact the In-Year Admissions (IYA) and Children Missing Education (CME) Team to check on educational provision in all cases unless confirmed with a school directly; thorough checks will be undertaken (name/dob/address/contact name) to ascertain whether the CPD has any record of the child. Contact CME team: Email: cme@ealing.gov.uk Tel: 020 8825 5040.

Where a child is of an age when they should be in school but there is no record, the In Year Admissions/Children Missing Education Team will take on responsibility for following this up. When appropriate, joint working will be done with social care staff to engage the parent/carer and progress an application and admission to school. Generally applications for school places are expected to be made online at www.ealing.gov.uk/inyearadmissions but in cases were there may be reasons making this difficult (language, motivation, illiteracy etc) exceptionally paper forms are available. Where social workers or other social care staff are visiting the family, it may be helpful for them to take the form, assist and return it once completed. Alternatively, the IYA/CME will progress and ensure this happens, arranging a home visit if necessary.

Social care staff can also support an application by providing a report on exceptional circumstances, which can give more priority on a school's waiting list, and be helpful if any appeal is submitted. The IYA/CME team will request this when appropriate.

The IYA/CME team will give advice and assistance to families and professionals on vacancies and school preferences, journey planning; this is more critical where multiple siblings need to be placed.

Where there is existing safeguarding concerns or a child is subject to s47 enquiry or subject to a child protection plan and he/she is unexpected removed from school by a parent or the parent decides that he or she intends to home school the risk to the child/ren needs to be re-assessed in the light of this. Whilst most home schooling arrangements are positive for children if there are safeguarding or child protection issues you must review the risk with your line manager. If the child is the subject of a s47 enquiry or a child protection plan the network must be informed of the change to the arrangements for education. You should notify Debby Legg x 6775 or Rosemary Wall x9455 Exclusions Support Officer & Elective Home Education of home school arrangements.

12. Contacts in Ealing and Links to Documents

Contacts

Head of Safeguarding, Review and Quality Assurance – John Churchill
Tel: 020 8825 8364
Email: Churchillj@ealing.gov.uk

Detective Inspector for Safeguarding (CSE and Missing) – DI Jane Mallett
Tel: 020 8247 6677
Email: Jane.Mallett@met.pnn.police.uk

Assistant Director of Schools: Performance and Review – Gary Redhead
Tel: 020 8825 5773
Email: Redheadg@ealing.gov.uk

Contextual Safeguarding Coordinator – Christina Evers
Tel: 020 8825 5951
Email: Eversc@ealing.gov.uk

Partnership Lead for Vulnerable Adolescents – Catherine Imobeke
Tel: 020 8825 8313
Email: Imobekec@ealing.gov.uk

Health

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - Ann Coles
Tel: 07984 007 347
Email: anncoles@nhs.net

Specialist Lead Nurse for Looked After Children and Care Leavers – Patricia Rollings
Tel: 020 8825 6179
Email: patricia.rollings@nhs.net
Team Email: LNWH-tr.ealingLAC@nhs.net

Specialist Nurse for Looked After Children & Care Leavers – Lise Mills
Tel: 0208 825 5103
Email: lise.mills@nhs.net
Team Email: LNWH-tr.ealingLAC@nhs.net
The health provider LAC admin number is 020 8825 5816 (if the Specialist Nurses are unavailable)

Designated Doctor for Looked after Children - Dr Tamsin Robinson
Ealing CCG NHS
Tel: 07810 506 697
Email: tamsinrobinson@nhs.net

Advocacy/Support

Coram Voice - Andrew Dickie Service Manager
Tel: 020 7239 7502

Coram Voice
Gregory House, Coram Campus
49 Mecklenburgh Square
London
WC1N 2QA
Tel: 020 7833 5792

Coram Voice - helpline available for children and young people
Tel: 0808 800 5792

Children and young people can also self-refer for advocacy
Tel: 0808 800 5792

Missing People
Upper Richmond Road West
London
SW14 7JE
Tel: 020 8392 4590
Fax: 020 8878 7752 284
Website: www.missingpeople.org.uk

HELPLINE: IF YOU'RE MISSING, THINKING OF GOING MISSING OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS MISSING, AND YOU WANT TO TALK
Call Freephone: 116 000
Text: 116 00
Email: 116000@missingpeople.org.uk

Links to Key Documents

Appendix 1: Referral List of Children Subject of Child Protection Plans and Vulnerable Persons Going Missing (Also Known as the National Alert)

Click here to view Appendix 1: Referral List of Children Subject of Child Protection Plans and Vulnerable Persons Going Missing (Also Known as the National Alert)

Appendix 2: Return to Home Interview Guidance

Click here to view Appendix 2: Return to Home Interview Guidance

Appendix 3: Flowchart for Missing Children known to Children's Services

Click here to view Appendix 3: Flowchart for Missing Children known to Children's Services

Appendix 4: Missing Episodes – CYP Not Allocated to Ealing Children's Services

Click here to view Appendix 4: Missing Episodes – CYP Not Allocated to Ealing Children's Services

Appendix 5: Missing Strategy Meeting Agenda

Click here to view Appendix 5: Missing Strategy Meeting Agenda

Appendix 6: Missing Escalation Form

Click here to view Appendix 6: Missing Escalation Form

Appendix 7: Looked After Child Information Sharing Form (Grab Pack)

Click here to view Appendix 7: Looked After Child Information Sharing Form (Grab Pack)