Local agencies are working closely together to address the issues surrounding 14-year-old Jade Davis, who regularly goes missing from her home in St Leonards.
Jade was reported missing again on Friday (February 19) having been found in Brighton on Thursday evening following her previous absence.
Sussex Police missing persons coordinator, Wai Lee, said: “There are a small number of children who frequently go missing in Sussex and we are aware that their regular absences are noted by the public whose help we seek in finding them.
“No matter how often these incidents occur, we have a duty of care towards these young people who are vulnerable and who we must not ignore.
“Social media does bring them to the attention of the public and it is important that we return them to safety as soon as possible.
“The responses we get to missing person appeals can be the main factor in finding them and we would certainly not want people to be discouraged because they recognise anyone as frequently reported missing.
“We are constantly working with other agencies to address the issue.”
Jade was last seen on this occasion just after 10am on Friday when she boarded a train at Warrior Square station.
She is known to have links to Brighton and officers believe she is likely to be in the city.
Jade is white, 5’ 2”, with very long, straight purple hair. She was last seen wearing light blue tight jeans, a white hooded top with a white checked top under, a dark blue coat with white fur collar and black Nike trainers.
Anyone with any information about her whereabouts is urged to contact police on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101, quoting serial 540 of 19/02.