Note: the information in this section is adapted from Coming Back to Stay – Advice for parents of runaways, 2004, Montreal: City of Montreal (Montreal Police Department) in collaboration with Réseau Enfants Retour and En marge 12-17. You can consult this guide in the Tool box for the Parents section.

Your child hasn’t come home or returned to the foster family or centre where he/she lives.  Like many parents faced with this situation, you are worried and you wonder if your child has run away . . .