Children and youth reported missing from O-O-H-C in Australia-AFP

There are approximately 44,900 children and young people under 18 years of age living in Out-Of-Home Care in Australia.

They comprise under one percent of all young people in the country, yet they made up 53 percent of all young people reported missing and were responsible for 77 percent of missing episodes during the timeframe of this study. 

Youth in OOHC also repeatedly went missing during the 30-day study period. They comprised 54 percent of all missing individuals but were responsible for 70.5 percent of all repeat missing youth.

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