Join fight to help youth

A woman begs with a child on the street.

A woman begs with a child on the street.

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I was shocked to hear that more one in four children in the UK have thought about running away, with almost half admitting to spending a night away from home without telling their parents.

Action for Children delivers a range of youth homelessness services – from emergency accommodation to keep children off the streets, to mediation to help families repair broken relationships before the idea of running away becomes the reality of a night on the streets.

Homelessness can happen to anyone’s child. The support provided by this fantastic charity helps to keep children safe and families together. For that reason, I would like to encourage your readers to support Action for Children and join the fight against youth homelessness by sleeping rough on October 3 for Byte Night North West.

To find out about taking part in Byte Night North West, simply email bytenight@actionforchildren.org.uk or visit bytenight.org.uk.

Sir Trevor McDonald OBE.