As chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, I was invited onto Channel 5 news to talk about people who go missing. (watch below)
The APPG recently held it’s Inquiry into safeguarding missing adults who have mental health issues’ you can read here.
Sadly, there are about 126,000 incidents of adults going missing annually. Up to 600 missing people a year are found dead: the most commonly known cause being suicide. 80 per cent of adults who go missing are experiencing mental health problems and up to one third go missing again.
Going missing should be a ‘red flag moment’ which ought to trigger help, we need better initial risk assessment and long term support for people who are at risk of going missing.