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Repeat reports to the police of missing people: locations and characteristics

Research by Dr. Karen Shalev Greene and Professor Carol Hayden, July 2014

This study focuses on the locations from which people are reported missing repeatedly in one year period. Some of these locations are individual households but the majority are organisational facilities. Thus, our aim is to highlight issues surrounding 'duty of care' and 'safeguarding' responsibilities of agencies in relation to people who go missing from organisational addresses (such as mental health establishments and children's care homes); specifically in relation to preventing them from going missing in the first place and the responsibility of the organisations helping to locate them.

The report can be downloaded here, or visit the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons website.