Missing People welcomes everyone who has an interest in missing persons to get involved with the charity’s work – be it writing a letter to your MP, taking part in a research study, or telling us about your experience of the issue. Feel free to contact the Policy and Research Team with any enquiries you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy – Whether you are the relative of a missing person, professional or interested member of the public, there are a variety of ways in which you can get involved in Missing People’s policy work.
See the Missing Rights campaign webpage for details, or contact Holly Towell, Missing People’s Policy Advisor at email@example.com or on 020 8392 4566.
Research - We encourage anyone with an interest to get involved with research around missing people – from students, to charitable organisations, to interested members of the public. Missing People will support your research needs in any way we can. You may find the following information useful in the first instance:
· Missing People: About the Issue – this will give you an overview of the issues involved in ‘missing’, including statistics.
· Missing People: Policy – an overview of current policy issues including presumption of death, guardianship and cross-matching, which look to improve services for missing people and their families.
· Missing People: Research – links to research undertaken by Missing People on a variety of issues related to ‘missing’. This page also links to Lost from View, published by the University of York, which is the most extensive study of missing persons in the UK.
· Centre for the Study of Missing Persons hub at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth where you will find an extensive bibliography about missing and related topics.
· UK Missing Persons Bureau report, Missing Persons: Data and Analysis gives statistical information on missing persons.
· SOCA - Missing Persons Bureau will give you more information on police investigations into missing person cases.
· CEOP's Scoping Report On Missing and Abducted Children contains many up to date statistics about missing children.
Students – When contacting the Policy and Research department, please use your university email address and tell us what you studying and the title of your project. Please be aware we do not comment on individual missing person cases. If you are interested in carrying out a research project on the issue of ‘missing’ or Missing People’s work you may find it useful to join the MISSINGPERSONS JISCmail.
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