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Children in care still at risk due to inconsistent missing persons system

Children in care still at risk due to inconsistent missing persons system

Railway Children welcomes the findings of the recently published National Crime Agency’s Missing Persons Data Report as an important step in addressing previous 'inconsistencies' in policing identified by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, which have hindered efforts by local authorities and police when responding to young people going missing.
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Metallica one-off gig to raise money for Railway Children

Metallica one-off gig to raise money for Railway Children

Rock icons Metallica are set to return to the UK with a special, intimate London show at the exclusive House of Vans venue on Friday 18th November. The one-off live performance by one of the world’s most successful bands will mark the launch of Metallica’s eleventh studio album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’, with all proceeds from the gig going to Railway Children.
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Mt Kenya trek raises £90K for children living on the streets

Mt Kenya trek raises £90K for children living on the streets

20 intrepid rail professionals took part in an 11-day expedition to climb to the summit of Mount Kenya and raise money for vulnerable children at the same time.
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Young runaways radio project airs this week

Young runaways radio project airs this week

A group of young people, some of whom have previously run away from home or care, will be airing their own radio broadcast on Unity Radio this week.
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A sadness in the eyes

A sadness in the eyes

A sadness in the eyes

Cat Gibson is a big supporter of Railway Children's Safeguarding Children on Transport programme. As shift station manager at Manchester Piccadilly she regularly came into contact with vulnerable young people.
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Three Peaks by Rail raises £2.4 million since launch

Three Peaks by Rail raises £2.4 million since launch

The 2016 Three Peaks Challenge has raised close to £165,000 for the charity Railway Children, which supports children at risk on the streets. Since its launch in 2004, the annual event has now raised £2.4 million, helping the charity reach 5,000 new children in need every year across the world, providing shelter, food, clothing, medical supplies, education and counselling.
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Rail Rugby tournament raises £70,000 for Railway Children

Rail Rugby tournament raises £70,000 for Railway Children

14 teams from across the industry came together for the Rail Rugby charity tournament which took place at Rugby School in Warwickshire.
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Railway Children to receive support from new crowdfunded airline

Railway Children to receive support from new crowdfunded airline

Railway Children is delighted to announce a partnership with People Over Profit (POP), a new, low-cost, long-haul airline. POP will provide direct flights between the UK and Amritsar (Punjab) and Ahmedabad (Gujarat), in India. POP is planning that its first flight will depart from Stansted Airport this autumn 2016, with three services weekly to each destination.
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New radio project for young runaways

New radio project for young runaways

Railway Children has launched a new radio project in Liverpool with the support of a grassroots radio station.
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