We believe that working in partnership can achieve the best results for missing people and their families, and so Missing People encourages a joined-up response from the various agencies that they may have contact with such as police and other charities.
One of the ways we work in partnership is by sitting on a variety of boards and groups in order to advocate on behalf of the missing people and families we serve. They key boards that members of the Policy and Research Team contribute to are outlined below. For a full list of our networks and partnerships, please see our Information Sheet 'Introducing Missing People'.
Missing Children Advisory Board
The Missing Children Advisory Board is chaired by the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command. Its role is to hold CEOP Command to account in relation to the role it plays in delivering the cross-government strategy on Missing Children and Adults (2011), and to provide advice and expertise on CEOP Command's programme of work to better coordinate the safety and wellbeing of missing children.
Missing Adults Advisory Board
The Missing Adults Advisory Board is chaired by the National Crime Agency's Missing Persons Bureau. The role of the group is to oversee and foster multi-agency work towards delivering the cross-government strategy on Missing Children and Adults (2011). The group members represent a number of government departments, Local Government, police forces and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
English Coalition for Runaway Children
The English Coalition for Runaway Children is a coalition of England-based organisations that work with children and young people who run away or go missing from home or care. It exists to ensure that these vulnerable members of our society are safeguarded from harm through effective policy and appropriate services at both national and local level. For more information on the Coalition, see our information sheet.
The NWG Network is a charity and network of organisations and practitioners working to combat child sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking within the United Kingdom.The network involves voluntary and statutory sector services, and its team seeks to provide support and advice on CSE and trafficking, whilst raising awareness of these issues and influencing policy and practice.
Missing Children Europe
Missing People is the UK member of Missing Children Europe (MCE): a Europe-wide umbrella organisation representing voluntary organisations which work against child disappearance and sexual exploitation. For more on MCE, see our information sheet.