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Search operator - Martin Houghton-Brown, chief executive, Missing People

One child is reported missing in the UK every five minutes. Of the 100,000 children aged under 16 who run away each year, around 10,000 are hurt while away from home. And last year, the charity Missing People received 68,000 calls from children who had run away. That's why its new chief executive is determined to ensure the organisation is at the centre of efforts to find children.

Interview: John Freeman, Raising Expectations Action Programme - Councils' learning mentor

"The biggest single set of challenges that local authorities have faced for 30 years." That's how John Freeman describes the 7bn transfer of funding from the Learning and Skills Council to local authorities in 2010. It will see local authorities take responsibility for commissioning learning for 16 to 19 year olds and sets the scene for raising the school leaving age to 18 by 2015.

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