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Missing persons taskforce

The report of the missing persons taskforce, published 23 March 2010, makes recommendations aimed at improving the existing multi-agency handling of missing persons cases. These recommendations, which will be developed into an action plan, seek to:

  • address issues around national data and information management, to help develop a national picture of the nature and scale of missing incidents
  • assist in the effective risk assessment and information sharing on individuals through development of local information sharing protocols and a common risk assessment model for police, health and education practitioners
  • develop multi-agency practice guidance so that practitioners are clear on the roles and responsibilities of the relevant organisations involved in missing and aid effective multi-agency working at a local level
  • ensure adequate support for families of missing people by communicating clearly the existing support available, extending existing toolkits and facilities, as well as considering whether additional support is needed

The missing persons taskforce was launched on 10 December 2009 and began its work on 14 December 2009, under the leadership of Alan Campbell, Home Office minister for crime reduction.

Date: Tue Mar 23 10:00:00 GMT 2010

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