1.4.7 Absent and Missing Children

Volume 1:

Agency Standards

Chapter 4:

Children in Care

Section 7:

Absent and Missing Children



This section applies to children in care (CIC) of a child and family services agency who are absent from a placement resource. It covers planned and unplanned absences.

Unplanned absences include children who are missing (whereabouts unknown) and children who run (abscond) from placement.

Other sections directly relevant to this section are Section 1.3.5, Child  Sexual Exploitation;  Section 1.3.7, Working with Law Enforcement; and Section 1.5.3, Foster Home Placements.

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