Absent without Consent
Previously called Absent without Authority or Unauthorised Absence, Children are Absent without Consent when they absent themselves from care. Often their whereabouts are known, they may be late, have left to cool off or they may be testing boundaries.
It is not usually necessary to report such absences to the Police and others (e.g. social worker) unless there is a level of risk to the child or others, please consult your own procedures.