KEVIN GOS­DEN ON LEAVIN G HOME

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“Any­one think­ing of dis­ap­pear­ing, I would say that you are not alone: I think per­haps most peo­ple at some point have just thought to them­selves they could just chuck ev­ery­thing in and dis­ap­pear to start over. It is a more com­mon thought per­haps than we ac­knowl­edge. The facts are, if you’re un­der 18 and you go miss­ing, you have a 45 per cent chance of be­ing abused in some way, whether ver­bally, phys­i­cally, sex­u­ally, or via means like drugs. A smaller per­cent­age of those will also find them­selves cold, hun­gry, lonely, without a place to sleep and ex­tremely fright­ened and vul­ner­a­ble. An­other per­cent­age will find them­selves forced into pros­ti­tu­tion and the like. If you are in a tough sit­u­a­tion, no one is go­ing to judge you for that. We all make bad calls at times.

The num­ber for Miss­ing Peo­ple is

116000 and is avail­able 24/ 7, or use the text ser­vice or on­line chat ser­vice. They’re free and they can help.”

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