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A scheme aimed at helping police to locate missing adults is being piloted by North Wales Police, in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council. The scheme, named the Herbert Protocol after a former soldier who suffered from dementia, has already been launched in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Gwent and…
Each year, more than 250,000 missing person reports are made to the police in the UK alone. The loss can have a profound emotional effect on the families left behind, but their experiences are relatively little understood. Alongside colleagues from the charity Missing People, I’ve been exploring this issue in…
Two teenagers who found and cared for a 90-year-old dementia sufferer who had gone missing from a care home have been praised for their "outstanding act of kindness". Hannah Wells and Maisie Clarke, both 17, spotted the lost man in Warwick Road, Coventry, while walking home from a friend's house…
At least 10,000 children could be at "terrible risk" because they are effectively off the police radar when they go missing, a major new inquiry has warned. A parliamentary group called for a two-tier recording system for cases to be abandoned amid concerns it may leave youngsters vulnerable to sexual…
Following Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Sir Peter Fahy’s comments on whether police officers were the best professionals to deal with young people who repeatedly go missing, BASW England Manager Maris Stratulis is insistent the responsibility must be shared between agencies. Speaking to the BBC, BASW England Manager Maris…
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