Centre for the Study of Missing Persons - Legislation and policy responses


ACPO (2010). Guidance on the Management Recording and Investigation of Missing Persons, Centrex. 2nd edition. http://www.acpo.police.uk/documents/crime/2011/201103CRIIMP02.pdf

ACPO (2013) Interim Guidance on the Management, Recording and Investigation of Missing Persons. http://www.acpo.police.uk/documents/crime/2013/201303-cba-int-guid-missing-persons.pdf

All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) (2011) Inquiry: Support for Families of Missing People Report with recommendations. Accessed 12.10.11 https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/missing-people/professionals/all-party-parliamentary-group-for-runaway-and-missing-children-and-adults

Appleby, L., Shaw, J., Kapur, N., Windfuhr, K., Ashton, A., Swinson, N., & While, D. (2006) Avoidable Deaths: Five year report of the national confidential inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness. Manchester: University of Manchester.

Arney, F. M., Bromfield, L. M., Lewig, K., & Holzer, P. (2009). Integrating strategies for delivery evidence-informed practice. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 5(2), 179-191. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/ep/2009/00000005/00000002/art00006

Bartholomew, D., Duffy, D., & Figgins, N. (2009) Strategies to Reduce Missing Patients: A practical workbook. London: National Mental Health Development Unit.

Blomquist, M. E. (1990). Missing children: A legal framework. In M. L. Frost (Ed.), Missing children: The law enforcement response, 23-50. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Bowers L., Jarrett M., & Clarke N. (1998) Absconding: A Literature Review. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 5, 343-353.

Bowers L., Jarrett M., Clarke N., Kiyimba F., & McFarlane L. (1999) Absconding: Why patients leave, part 1. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 6, 199-205.

Bowers L., Jarrett M., Clarke N., Kiyimba F., & McFarlane L. (1999) Absconding: How and when patients leave, part 2. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 6, 207-211.

Bowers L., Jarrett M., Clarke N., Kiyimba F., & McFarlane L. (1999) Absconding: Outcome and risk, part 3. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 6, 213-218.

Central and North West London, NHS Foundation Trust Policies (2007) Missing Informal Patient Policy. London: Central and North West London, NHS Foundation Trust.

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Policies (2008) Section 18 & 21 Patients Absent Without Leave. London: Central and North West London, NHS Foundation Trust.

City of Westminster (2008) Safeguarding Adults: Multi-agency policy and procedures. London: City of Westminster.

Collins, J. (1993). Law enforcement policies and practices regarding missing children and homeless youth: Final Report . Washington, DC: United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Department of Health (2002) Children Who Go Missing from Care and Home: A Guide to Good Practice, LAC 17. London: Department of Health

Department of Children, Schools and Families (2008) Young Runaways Action Plan. London: DCSF

DCSF (2009) Statutory guidance on children who run away and go missing from home or care. (London: DCSF) http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/DocumentLibrary/LSCB/Statutoryguidanceonmissingchildren-2009.pdf

Department of Education/DCSF (2010)

Garrett, P. M. (2008). Social work practices: silences and elisions in the plan to ‘transform’ the lives of children ‘looked after’ in England. Child and Family Social Work, 13(3), 311-318.

Goodey, J. (2008). Human trafficking: sketchy data and policy responses. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 8(4), 421-442. http://combattrafficking.eu/sites/default/files/Human%20TRafficking%20-%20Jo%20Goodey.pdf

Holmes, L., & Diamond, F. (2011) Missing People Information Sharing Protocol, Westminster Pilot: Evaluation Report. London: Missing People.

Home Office (2011) Missing children and adults. A cross government strategy.

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (2010) Promoting Connectedness: Guidelines for Working with the Families of Missing People, New South Wales Department of Justice and Attorney General, Australian Federal Police

Findlay, P., & Lowery, R. G. (Eds.)(2010) Missing and abducted children: a law-enforcement guide to case investigation and program management. Virginia: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/publications/NC74.pdf

Kirby, S. & Middleham, N. (2005) ‘Reducing misery and saving money – how partners can make a difference in reducing the incidence of young runaways’, Community Safety Journal, 4(4), 10-13.

Mental Health Act (1983)


Lowe, N., & Horosova, K. (2007). Good Practice Report on Access Under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

McSherry, D., Weatherall, K., Larkin, E., Malet, M. F., & Kelly, G. (2010). Who goes where?: young children’s pathways through care in Northern Ireland. Adoption and Fostering Journal, 34(2), 23–37.

Newiss, G. (2011). Learning from Fatal Disappearances. London: Missing People.

Presumption of Death (Scotland) Act 1977

Presumption of Death (Northern Ireland) Act 2009

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) & International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC). (2010) Missing Children in Central America: Research of Practices and Legislation on Prevention and Recovery. Alexandria, VA: ICMEC. http://www.icmec.org/en_X1/icmec_publications/Central_America_Missing_Children_Report__Final_.pdf

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