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Appendix 6B: Child Abduction Warning Notice - Under 18’s
Child under 18 that is in the Care of the Local Authority
I have been advised that the following young person has recently been in your company and/or
that you have allowed them to be at your property/home address. [delete as appropriate]
[Care needed where child’s real name is not known to suspect]
I wish to make it clear on behalf of [insert name of relevant Local Authority department] that you
have no permission or authority to communicate with this young person or any young person
who is under the care or supervision of [insert name of Local Authority department], either
directly or indirectly, or to allow them to enter or stay in your home or other property or your
vehicle, or to be in your company, at any time of day or night before they reach the age of 18
years, unless this is with prior written consent from the Local Authority.
It is your responsibility to check that any young persons you have contact with are not under the
care or supervision of [insert name of Local Authority department].
YOU MUST NOT THEREFORE AT ANY TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT:
• Allow any of these young persons to enter or stay in your house, flat, room or place of work,
whether you are there or not;
• Allow any of them to enter or stay in any other property you are present in;
• Allow any of them to enter or travel in any vehicle or caravan you own or are travelling in;
• Meet with any of them or remain in their presence;
• Telephone, text, e-mail, write or communicate with any of them in any way, directly or
indirectly through other people;
• Provide any of them with any food, drink, gift or any other item.
If any of these young persons approaches or makes contact with you, you must
• Refuse to allow them to enter the property or vehicle you are in and ask them to leave or, in
appropriate circumstances, leave the premises or vehicle yourself;
• Contact Social Services or the Police [insert phone numbers] if they refuse to leave;
• Break off any communication.
If you do not comply and this young person, or any other young person in the care of the Local
Authority, is traced to your home / property / vehicle, or is found in your presence, then you are
liable to arrest and prosecution under Section 49 Children Act 1989 which carries a
maximum sentence of 6 months imprisonment or Section 2 Child Abduction Act 1984 which
carries a maximum sentence of 7 years imprisonment. [delete reference to s. 2 if child is over
16] You may also be liable for prosecution for other criminal offences arising out of your contact
with these young persons.
Any suggestion that you are offering these young persons necessary shelter or hospitality will
be no defence. The Local Authority have parental responsibility for the young people in their
care and wish to make it clear that no such services from you are required and are indeed