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A report by the Children’s Society in the UK found that: o 100,000 young people run away in the UK each year. 47 o 1 in 6 young runaways sleep rough. 48 o There are only 10 registered refuge bedspaces for young runaways in the UK 49 o There are at least 66,000 first-time runaways per year in England. 50 o Just over 12% of females had run away overnight compared to 8% of males. The peak age of first running away within the sample was 14. 51 o 6.7% of UK runaways had both birth parents , 13% had only a single birth parent, 18% had a step family, and 30.8% had ‘other family form’.