Working Group for Missing People in Scotland: Report on the implementation of the National Framework for Missing Persons in Scotland, September 2020
The working group for missing people were asked by the Minister of Community Safety to support and assess the implementation of the National Framework for Missing People aims and recommendations. This report sets out the groups findings from their implementation review.
Across Scotland people are reported missing every day. On average Police Scotland undertake 22,100 missing persons investigations per year. Although the vast majority of people who go missing return or are traced safe and well, the trauma of going missing and the risks associated with being missing can continue long after the missing episode. The National Missing Persons Framework (the Framework) was developed as a basis for understanding good practice across Scotland and developing closer multi -agency working to prevent people from going missing and limit the harm associated when they do. The core principles of the Framework are ‘prevent, respond, support, protect’. The Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham, appointed the Working Group for Missing People to support and assess the implementation of the Framework aims and recommendations.
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