Running away and future homelessness - the missing link?

Date: 15th April 2011
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care
Author: Shelter Scotland

This report highlights the fact that most young homeless people (84 per cent) had also run away over night before the age of 16. This is considerably higher than the national rate of running away which is estimated at 11 per cent.

Shelter Scotland is calling for a greater focus on tackling running away if we are to prevent young people from becoming homeless.