I would have been completely out of the loop as neither the school nor social services ever informed me about anything – they only informed my son’s mum who doesn’t live with me. I wouldn’t have known anything if the worker hadn’t helped.
Jigsaw4u currently provides an independent service for all young people reported as missing in the London boroughs of Sutton and Merton
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 (Merton&Sutton)
0208 687 1384
Young Runaways Project worker (Sutton)
0208 687 1384
We are members of the National Working Group (NWG) for Sexually Exploited Children : www.nationalworkinggroup.org
Without Jigsaw4u I genuinely don’t think my daughter would be alive!
Without Jigsaw4u things wouldn’t have been this good – I would really worry about the state she would be in by now and the state I would be in too – things now are so good.