Industry support to help reach UK’s vulnerable children
- Date: 20/02/2020
This means that the whole organisation will be helping us to promote our work and raise awareness of the issues faced by vulnerable children in this country every day. Through our partnership with British Transport Police we work with those they find at risk – often running away from home or care or running towards even bigger problems. With the support of Network Rail we know we can make a huge impact.
Network Rail has launched a five-year strategy called Routes Out Of Homelessness to help various charities tackle homelessness and Railway Children is delighted to be one of them.
Research has shown that children who run away and those who have had difficult childhoods have an increased likelihood of becoming homeless as adults.
Railway Children’s projects have already shown that by providing dedicated one-to-one support and intensive family work, they can change the path that vulnerable young people find themselves on and the likelihood of adult homelessness can be significantly reduced.
Terina Keene, Railway Children's Group Chief Executive, said: "Railway Children is delighted to launch this partnership with Network Rail. Together we hope to raise awareness of the issues faced by vulnerable children on and around UK railway stations. It is a fantastic opportunity to work together now to create a national safety network for children and help prevent them from becoming homeless adults in the future."