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More cash needed to stop kids running away from home

More cash needed to stop kids running away from home

5:40am 17th December 2009

Every year at least a hundred-thousand children run away from home.

And more kids leave at Christmas as they try to escape the financial stresses facing their parents.

Emilie Smeaton from York conducts research into child protection measures.

She says  says spending a few thousand pounds helping a youngster stay out of trouble, saves hundreds of thousands in the long run.

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