Young Runaways

Jigsaw4u currently provides an independent service for all young people reported as missing in the London Borough of Sutton

Once the missing persons unit has made the referral the support workers will make efforts to engage the young person so that they can conduct a Return Home Interview to gain insight as to why the young person may have run away or ‘gone missing’.

These interviews can lead to individual support, working on the priorities identified during our assessments in order to reduce risk. We offer advice and consultation to parents, carers and professionals on the issues these young people are experiencing.

We take a multi agency approach, sharing information and working in partnership with the Police and Children’s Social Care to safeguard & reduce risk. We can also provide a service for out of borough children at an additional cost.

We have a specialist team of workers who are highly experienced in addressing all issues associated with young people going missing from home/care.

 

We offer support with…

  • Safety strategies whilst missing
  • Harm reduction
  • Gang affiliation and child sexual exploitation
  • Sexually harmful behaviours
  • Family mediation
  • Counselling/group work advice and guidance
  • Advice and guidance
  • 1-2-1 Key working/mentoring
  • Specialist interventions
  • Support to access other services

For more information about the service in Merton or Sutton, please contact:

Young Runaways Manager (Sutton)
Sharon McCann
Jigsaw4u
0208 687 1384
sharonmccann@jigsaw4u.org.uk

Young Runaways Project Worker (Sutton)
Patricia Alin
Jigsaw4u
0208 687 1384
patriciaalin@jigsaw4u.org.uk

We are members of the National Working Group (NWG) for Sexually Exploited Children : www.nationalworkinggroup.org

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