Hampshire children as young as eight think about leaving home, says report

Daily Echo: Hampshire children as young as eight think about leaving home, says report Hampshire children as young as eight think about leaving home, says report

CHILDREN in the southeast as young as eight have thought about running away from home, with one in ten going through with it, a charity has warned.

Action for Children surveyed 100 eight to 16- year-olds across the southeast to find out the reasons why children run away from home, ahead of Byte Night – an event that will see hundreds of people, in various locations, spend a night sleeping out in order to raise money for youth homelessness.

The money raised by the event, will help fund two projects – Hear4me and the Youth Support Team.

Hear4me works towards preventing youth homelessness, while the Youth Support team works with 16 to 21-year-olds who are setting up their first homes after leaving care.

For more information on the charity or the event visit bytenight.org.uk

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