Note: the information in this section is intended for professionals (social workers, street workers, health workers, community workers, police, etc.) and was adapted from Le phénomène de la fugue à l’adolescence : Guide d’accompagnement et d’intervention by Chantale Fredette and Daniel Plante, Montréal, 2004 (Centre Jeunesse de Montréal-Institut Universitaire et En Marge 12-17). This guide is available in the section Tool box in this section.

The Quebec Civil Code states that a minor may not leave home or any other placement without the consent of the person who has legal responsibility for him or her.  Nevertheless, this does not prevent intervening in a situation where a child has run away from being a major challenge . . .