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The ethnicity of missing people

Date: Thursday, 27th Apr 2023 | Category: General

New research by Missing People and Listen Up has found that there is a disparity of response and bias by agencies who have statutory responsibilities for protecting and helping vulnerable missing people. Based on data from police forces and local authorities, the research found that, compared to white people, people from minority ethnic groups were more likely to be missing for longer, were less likely to be found by the police, and were less likely to be recorded as being at risk.


The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel believe that this is a strong and important report that local safeguarding partners and others involved in safeguarding children will benefit from reading and considering its implications for local multi-agency practice responses to missing children. Read the full report here.