The Police and Crime Committee has published their report into missing Children in London, from an investigation to better understand the reasons why children go missing, and how services can better prevent children from going missing and find and protect those that do.
Throughout the investigation they noted issues with the quality and availability of data. The lack of London-wide data that can tell us why children go missing is particularly concerning. This report makes several recommendations, directed largely at the Mayor, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service. The Metropolitan Police Service have accepted and welcomed the report and will be working through the recommendations to feed into their improved response to missing.