What happens when children go missing in the Isle of Man?

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A new film explaining what happens when children and vulnerable young people go missing in the Isle of Man gets its premiere at the Manx Museum on Wednesday, April 16.

Young people who have lived in children’s homes on the island share their experiences in the movie, made by children’s charity St Christopher’s Fellowship with support of the police, the government’s former Department of Social department and the Isle of Man College.

The film, entitled Missing, focuses on the procedures that swing into action when a vulnerable child or young person is reported missing. It is the latest in the Wrap project made by St Christopher’s with participation of the children and young people in its care.

Rob Adlem, new business development manager at St Christopher’s Fellowship, said: ‘We believe that in order to run great services for children and young people it is vital that we listen to what they tell us. The Wrap film project gives a voice to young people and allows them to tell us how they feel in a format that inspires them.

‘We want all young people to be safe and by sharing all of our thoughts on this subject we are in a better place to understand.’

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