Gwent holds special event about missing children

Public service groups in Gwent are getting together today to launch a new approach to dealing with missing children.

Gwent Police say they receive around 300 reports a month of children who have gone missing or run away from home.

At a special event today the groups will get together to share information and assess the risks that these young people may be vulnerable to.

Speaking ahead of the launch the Minister for Local Government, Lesley Griffiths, said the project marked a significant step in the Welsh Government's vision of transforming services to better support children, young people and their families.

Anyone who has heard the stories of children repeatedly going missing will have been moved by them.

Good public services can make a real difference to the lives of these young vulnerable young people and this project represents public services working together at its best.

By coming together in this innovative way, we can respond to and support the most vulnerable people in our society.

– Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Local Government