Some of the children at the Drop In are adventurous runaways, some have fled abusive parents or dysfunctional families. Attracted by the bright lights, they make their way to the tourist resort of Pattaya, unaware that its main trade is sex tourism. Children may stay at the centre for a few days or weeks whilst family circumstances are checked and long-term decisions taken about the future. During this period we try to ensure that any health problems they have acquired during their time on the streets are identified and dealt with. A full dental examination is essential!