One in four children consider running away from home

A quarter of Welsh children have thought about running away from home, according to a survey by charity Action for Children. It found 86% ran away because of arguments with family members, the highest figure in the UK.

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Charity: Homelessness 'can happen to anyone's child'

The charity Action for Children has warned that homelessness 'can happen to anyone's child', after new figures revealed that one in four Welsh children have considered running away from home.

Action for Children are organising the first 'Byte Night South West', which will see hundreds of people bed down for the night at M Shed Princes Wharf, Bristol to raise vital funds for youth homelessness.

Homelessness can happen to anyone's child, our research shows that children as young as eight think about running away because of problems in the family.We want to help families repair broken relationships before the idea of running away becomes the reality of a night on the streets.

This year the South West business and technology sectors will spend a night exposed to the elements in aid of youth homelessness. This might not seem like much fun, but in the morning our sleepers will be able to go home to a warm bed and a full fridge. Sadly this isn't the case for homeless young people - and that's why we need people to support us by sleeping out at the first ever Byte Night South West.

– Brigitte Gater, Action for Children

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