Memberships: policy and practice
Missing People was a founding member of the Prime Ministerial Task Force on Missing Persons convened in 2009. This led to the publication of the first ever cross-government strategy on Missing Children and Adults (2011) developed by the Home Office in partnership with Missing People.
Missing People is a standing member of the Missing Persons Strategic Oversight Group which was formed in 2005. This group is led by ACPO and oversees the effective coordination of relevant Government departments, agencies, police forces and voluntary sector organisations working in the area of missing persons.
Missing People is a member of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command Missing Children Advisory Board. Our 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. The charity is also a member of the UK Missing Persons Bureau Missing Adults Advisory Group.
Missing People is a member of Missing Children Europe, the European federation for missing and sexually exploited children. As an umbrella organisation, it represents 28 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) active in 19 Member States of the European Union and Switzerland.
Missing People is a founding member of the English Coalition for Runaway Children (ECRC) which is a coalition of agencies working to safeguard young runaway and missing children. Susannah Drury, Director of Policy, Research and Development, is the vice chair of the ECRC.
Missing People is a member of the National Working Group Network (NWG), which is a UK wide network of practitioners, policy makers and researchers working with children and young people who are at risk of, or who experience, sexual exploitation.