Launched in December 2010, the Missing Rights campaign is looking to achieve eight specific objectives by way of fulfilling its three aims.
Families of missing people should know everything possible is being done to find their missing loved one.
- Every region should have a local missing persons coordinator who will hold local services to account.
- Every family should have a named single point of contact in the police force dealing with their missing loved one.
- All unidentified bodies should be cross matched with missing person reports. Cross-matching briefing (335.06 kB)
Families affected by a disappearance should have access to support.
- Every family of a missing person should be signposted to Missing People’s free emotional, practical and legal support services by the police. Victims of Crime briefing (319.21 kB)
- A network of specially trained counsellors should be developed to support the unique needs of families of missing people.
Families left behind should be spared the pain of unnecessary financial and legal bureaucracy.