Policy and Parliament

Our work to improve national provisions for missing people and families

We believe that missing people and their families should be able to find the emotional, practical and legal support they need, and we work to encourage this through improvements in law, policy and practice. We use our policy and Parliamentary work to ensure that politicians and other decision-makers are aware of these support needs, and involve people affected by the missing issue wherever possible.

The Policy and Research team also provides a hub of information about missing, conducts and supports research, advocates for change through campaigns, 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.

Missing People are working with the National Police Chief's Council to develop a model for when children should be reported missing from care settings and what steps should be taken by those responsible for their care, and for the police when a report is made. 

The draft document outlining this model can be downloaded here.

We are seeking feedback from any professionals who work with children and young people who may be at risk of going missing.

Please email any feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on Friday 29 May.

If you cannot provide feedback by email please contact Josie Allan to arrange a phone call.

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