I wish the local childrens home would be more vigilant with those in their care. It's common to see or hear escapees in the early hours causing havoc in the locality. I contacted the Police in the last incident and swarms of Police arrived within minutes and scooped them up. Hasn't stopped them though.I understand that the vast majority of missing person reports in the UK come from childrens homes and similar care settings and relate to troubled kids who have either absconded or not returned at the agreed time. These establishments are required to contact the police immediately when they discover a child in their care is unaccounted for. Many of these kids will be ’disappearing’ multiple times a week and a lot of police time and resources are spent on rounding them up and returning them, just for them to do it again the next day.
It must be difficult controlling some of these kids and someone who I know gave up the job because he was sick of, for example, 13/ 14 year old girls offering to give him a BJ if he would let them out for the night. So incredibly sad for all concerned.