Research about missing people

Find out about our research reports, projects, collaborations and events.  

Understanding the reasons why people go missing and the impact on families left behind enables Missing People and our partners to provide better services.

Missing People’s research team conducts research and evaluation projects on a range of topics, and seeks to share the findings through these web pages. 

The Policy and Research team also provides a hub of information about missing, advocates for change through campaigns and policy work, and monitors and evaluates the charity's impact.

Missing News

The Policy and Research team circulates a regular newsletter, Missing News, containing up to date information about research, policy, events and sector developments. To sign up to Missing News, or to read previous editions, click here.

Returning Missing Adults seminars: learning, intervention and prevention

In 2016 Missing People, in partnership with Professor Hester Parr, University of Glasgow, hosted two learning events about returning missing adults. Below you will find a briefing paper, a short film, presentations, liveblogs and social media round-ups from the events.

Briefing paper - 'Returning Missing Adults: the need for intervention and prevention'

Missing People and the University of Glasgow have jointly produced a briefing paper about Returning Missing Adults. The briefing paper calls for Return Home Interviews (RHIs) for adults, an evaluated trial of adult RHIs, and improved knowledge and evidence about the costs of missing adult incidents. 

Short film - Voices of returned missing people

This short film features the words of returned missing adults interviewed for the Geographies of Missing People project, and voiced by Missing People staff and volunteers. Full audio versions of the Stories of Missing Experience are available at Geographies of Missing People.

 

London event, 28th April 2016

Presentations from the day are available below. To review the content of the day, including social media, photos and short videos, you can view the Storify summary or the liveblog below. You can also browse tweets from the day using the hashtag #ReturnedMissing 

Presentation 1: Hester Parr

Presentation 2: Andy McKay

Presentation 3: CC Mike Veale and Joe Apps

Presentation 4: Lucy Holmes

Presentation 5: Shane Hemsley

Presentation 6: Matthew Lees and Jim Symington

Live Blog Returning Missing Adults: an opportunity for learning, intervention and prevention

 

Cardiff event, 18th August 2016

Presentations from the day are available below. To review the content of the day, including social media posts and photos, you can view the Storify summary or the liveblog below. You can also browse tweets from the day using the hashtag #ReturnedMissing

Presentation 1: Hester Parr

Presentation 2: Andy McKay

Presentation 3: Joe Apps

Presentation 4: Stephanie Blakemore

Presentation 5: Lucy Holmes

Presentation 6: Shane Hemsley

Live Blog Returning missing adults: An opportunity for learning, intervention and prevention.
 

 

These events were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, via Professor Hester Parr of the University of Glasgow, in association with the ESRC Impact Prize for Outstanding Impact in Society.

 

These events were hosted in partnership with

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