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Darcy was 14 when she ran away from home.

As the arguments turned to fights and tensions over money escalated, she felt scared and as though she was part of the problem.

Better together

Working in partnership with other services means we can ensure everyone’s needs are met and that a child is supported in all areas of their life.

In Darcy’s case, this meant providing mental health support for her mum and supporting the whole family to attend counselling. We also spoke to Darcy’s school to ensure they were aware of the challenges at home and were giving Darcy the support she needed.

*Names and details have been changed and models used to protect identities. *British Transport Police Fund, March 2022