Missing Children Team - EHFSYOS
Southend Borough Councils Missing Children team are based within Early Help, Family Support and Youth Offending Services. They offer all children up to the age of 18 years the opportunity to receive a return to home interview after they have been missing. They work with and liaise with multi agency services to safeguard the welfare of children.
Who to contact
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Session Information
Monday 09:00 - 17:00; Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00; Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00; Thursday 09:00 - 17:00; Friday 09:00 - 17:00
No costs, this service is free and run by the Local Authority
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Once a child goes missing this has to be reported to the police by the parent or carer. Once the child is found the police will send a copy of the Found Report to the missing team. The Missing persons practitioner will arrange a home visit, with the aim of finding out about the child’s missing experience and any safeguarding issues that may arise from the interview. If the interview establishes any child to be in need or any family intervention is required, a further referral may have to be made to other services.
If relevant, the practitioner will communicate and update other professionals involved with the family.
- Please call to discuss any individual requirements.
- 0 years to 18 years
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