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Runaway Helpline. It's your call.

Whatever you tell us at Runaway Helpline we’ll listen and offer support. Not judge or tell you what to do. It’s your call.

Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back.

You can also contact us if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused.

Runaway Helpline has been supporting young people for many years and is run by the UK charity Missing People. Our staff and volunteers are trained professionals who want to help you through anything you are finding tough. Watch the video below to meet a few of the team.

You can call or text us, for free and in confidence. You can get us on our 1-2-1 Chat at the bottom of this page. You can also email us on

The number to call is 116 000.

Runaway Helpline. It's your call.

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