However, there are a few things to consider when putting up a poster of a missing person. Some you may have thought about already, but others might be new to you.
Check out our guidance below to make sure your search is following best practice!
It's no longer uncommon for children to go missing for days or weeks on end and then be found miles away from home or often turn up home by themselves after going missing, many of these children have the commonality of being excluded from school.
'The violent death of a 14 year old boy who was groomed into dealing drugs has led to accusations that authorities failed him - but Jaden Moodie's murder has had a huge impact closer to home as well'
"MISSING" ('Cinematic' version) - by PC 1942— PC STEPHEN CROSHAW (@PC_SteveCroshaw) September 3, 2021
Version of my film about SOME aspects of Child Criminal Exploitation (#CCE) and #CountyLines. Made in my own time just to help with awareness. Please take a look and share if you don't mind. Thank you. #ModernSlavery #KnifeCrime pic.twitter.com/T4h18s4gOE
Missing People has called for 'missing' to be included in the race discrimination inquiry.
MISSING PEOPLE - LETTER TO:
Independent Office for Police Conduct
Read Missing People's letter calling for 'missing' to be included in the upcoming race discrimination inquiry. Click here or letter below!
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A number of families of missing people have spoken out about the discrimination they have faced when their person went missing. We don’t yet know the full scale of this issue. Missing People want to hear from more people so they can better understand and help to make change happen, led by families with lived experience. If you have been missing or reported a loved one missing you can share your experiences here.
In addition Missing People have created a separate survey for professionals who work with people who may have been missing and/or their families. They are asking professionals to share any patterns or issues they have observed in the response to missing People of Colour. If you work within communities who have been affected by missing please share your views here.
Both surveys can be found with more information on our webpage here - https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/for-professionals/information-and-policy/policy/discrimination/experiences-of-discrimination.
"Affected me for life,
thinking if I was
white they wouldn’t treat me that way"
Experiences of racial discrimination against
missing people and their families
READ: •••►'What we know so far -'
"It is also important to acknowledge the
organisations that have been set-up by people of
colour to specifically challenge these inequalities.
In 2020 Black Lives Matter UK began publicising
appeals for missing Black people on their website to
raise awareness for cases where attention may not
otherwise be focused"
2022 - The government needs to conduct a public inquiry to investigate why missing person cases are disproportionately impacting Black communities, who is responsible for the resource allocation on cases, and what can be done to reduce rates within Black/African/Caribbean/Black British communities.
According to the recent data from the National Crime Agency, Black people were 14 percent of all missing people in England and Wales between 2019 and 2020. With Black Men missing more frequently (14%) than Black Women (10%). This is over 4 times the relative population even though Black/African/Caribbean/Black British groups are 3% of the total population. In London, during 2019 and 2020, Black people accounted for 36 percent of missing people. An investigation needs to be done to learn why.
Many of the missing people are Black, Brown British young people, but do the authorities and state really care about British Black and Brown children. It seems not!
The mother of Richard Okorogheye, whose body was found in woodland in April 2021, says police appeared to “count the minutes” when she would call about her missing son.
Richard Okorogheye’s mother says police treated her as nuisance: ‘They counted the minutes when I was on the phone’
“If Richard was that colour, blue eyes, maybe the reaction would have been different immediately: that’s what they say.”
Richard Okorogheye missing: Mother ‘heartbroken’ after ‘police say they won’t be able to find him if she can’t’
Two Metropolitan Police officers are being investigated for possible misconduct over the investigation into the disappearance of Richard Okorogheye, the police watchdog has said. Read ...
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