APPG for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults

Raising awareness in Westminster

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults seeks to raise awareness of children and adults who run away or go missing, and the impacts on the families they leave behind.

Missing People provides secretariat to the APPG in collaboration with The Children’s Society, and leads its work in connection to missing adults and families of missing people. This section outlines the work of the group, and how you can support it.

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The APPG on Runaway and Missing Children and Adults has launched an inquiry into the current response of professionals and agencies, including the police, local authorities, the NHS and the voluntary sector, to adults who go missing from home, care or hospital and are vulnerable because of mental health issues.

We want to develop a better understanding of the services available and make recommendations about what additional support and interventions would help vulnerable adults who go missing. We are particularly interested in the response when an adult returns from being missing and how agencies can ensure that a vulnerable person is supported and safeguarded at this vital moment.

If you have been missing yourself, know someone who has been missing, or work with those who have, please consider submitting a response to our call for evidence.

In 2018 Ann Coffey MP will be hosting an APPG Roundtable meeting to discuss the findings of our inquiry and develop recommendations for best practice.

For further information please contact our Policy & Campaigns Manager, Josie Allan, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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