The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to the Railway Children.

In 2017/18 British Transport Police dealt with over 8,000 child safeguarding incidents on the
rail network and this year that number is anticipated to increase to 10,000. A third of
children identified had run away from home or care; other issues included sexual
exploitation, abuse, addiction, poor mental health and suicide.

The Yorkshire project will support children referred from BTP who have been identified as
being at vulnerable and at risk within a 40-mile radius of Leeds station, this includes
Doncaster, Sheffield, York and Bradford- all of which are in the top 20 stations with the
highest number of child safeguarding incidents in the UK.