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Police change approach to missing children cases

Senior police admitted they have routinely failed victims of child sexual exploitation as they revealed a new approach to investigating cases of missing people.

Police forces respond to 900 reports of individuals going missing every day (327,000 a year), according to the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), with 66% of those reports relating to children.

But cases such as the Rochdale child sexual exploitation case – where police and social workers ignored dozens of warnings that young girls were at risk – exposed huge failings in the system which had left the most vulnerable at risk.

Read more in the Guardian

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