Help and Support Hub

Children missing from Care or Home

Children missing from Care or Home Support

Local governments have a key responsibility to protect and promote the welfare of children, which necessitates effective collaboration among agencies and professionals.


When a child goes missing or runs away, they are in danger. Protecting children from this risk is thus part of safeguarding them. Local governments are responsible for protecting children who go missing from their homes or from local authority care.

What Kiwi do


  • We have a positive relationship with our apprentices’ trainers and encourage them to communicate with us on a regular basis. They understand that it is their responsibility to notify us as soon as possible if they have any concerns
  • We encourage good relationships with our apprentices’ parents and carers and encourage them to express any concerns they may have if their child goes missing
  • We review our learners’ welfare regularly via telephone welfare reviews and/or trainer visits
  • We will provide the right support in order for the learner to access education with us again

What you will do


  • If I am concerned about something that is making me want to leave, I will speak with someone
  • I will recognise if and when I need some help
  • I am aware that I can raise my concerns with the Kiwi Safeguarding officer or my trainer

How to get support

If you are worried or have any concerns, please contact our Kiwi Safeguarding team using the numbers below or reach out to us using the contact us button. 


Contact us here

Other Useful Resources

Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back. You can also contact us if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused.


  • TELEPHONE: 116 000

click here for support

Missing People

We are the only UK charity lifeline for anyone affected by someone going missing.


  • Telephone: 116 000
click here for support