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Running away

run; away; running; ;

Children and young people from families in all walks of life sometimes run away from home for all kinds of reasons. It can happen because they are reacting to something emotionally in the heat of the moment, or when they are testing the limits.

Most young people who run away and are reported to the police are found within 48 hours. While they usually return home within this time, it can be very scary for parents and family.

To find out more have a look at this Parent Easy Guide developed by Parenting SA - A partnership between the Department for Education and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network South Australia. 

Parenting SA has more Parent Easy Guides including ‘Cyber safety’, ‘What about parents’ rights?’ and ‘Living with young people’ 

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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