As chair of the All-Party Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, I was invited to deliver the keynote address at the International Conference on Missing People and Adults at the University of Liverpool.
It was attended by over 200 delegates from all over the world. The general theme for the 3-day conference was ‘coming together’. I highlighted the need for statory services to come together in responding to people who go missing but also in the interventions to prevent people go missing.
If agencies can work hand in hand then many of the problems we have identified could be mitigated – even at a time of scarce public resources.
My full speech and presentation is available below.
Below is a presentation I recently gave at the Safeguarding Children: Promoting welfare, preventing harm Conference in Manchester.