Missing Persons

Home Office written question – answered on 30th September 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department’s response to the 10th report of the Home Affairs Select Committee 2017-19 HC 515: Policing for the future, CP62, published 15 March 2019, page 22, what the expected publication date is of the updated Missing Children and Adults Strategy.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Department has made of the cost to police forces of dealing with missing persons cases in each of the last five years.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government recognises that people that go missing include some of the most vulnerable people in our society. That is why this Government will do all it can to ensure those people are protected from harm.

The Home Office is working with partners to address the issues faced by those who go missing through its refreshed Missing Children and Adults Strategy which will be published in the coming months.

The Home Office does not hold information on the cost to police forces of dealing with missing persons cases.

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