Responsibility for services for runaway children must be shared

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7103.312 (Published 02 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:312
  1. Mary MacLeod, Director of policy, research, and informationa
  1. a ChildLine, London N1 0QW

    Editor—F Lawrenson's editorial on children who run away from home highlighted what the charity ChildLine has long been aware of—that child abuse is commonly a precursor to children running away.1 In a study of telephone calls to ChildLine from 2205 runaway and homeless children we found that over …

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