Season 7 - Episode 5

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It is estimated that around 170,000 people are reported missing each year in the United Kingdom. Of that number, approximately 98,000 are adults, and more than 70,000 are children. The average age for a first-time runaway is 13, and one out of four missing children will have been the victims of physical or sexual abuse. Children living in residential care are three times more likely to run away than peers living with their families. Those in care are also more vulnerable to abduction and grooming. While most of these missing people do eventually return home, a small percentage turn up dead, and an even smaller number still remain missing…


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This episode was researched and written by Emily G. Thompson.


Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton


Narration, editing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton.


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MUSIC:


Woven by Alice In Winter

Introspection by Shimmer

Out Into Nothing by Stephen Keech

Sleep by Stephen Keech

Azure by Alice In Winter

Path by Stephen Keech

Fable by Stephen Keech

First Snow by Shimmer


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