Justice and Safety
National Missing Person Framework for Scotland: An Update
People who go missing often do so because they lack that sense of belonging and have lost the trust in society that most of us take for granted. In any given year, well over 20,000 missing person investigations are conducted in Scotland. Many of these relate to vulnerable individuals who may be at risk of harm and abuse.
The National Missing Persons Framework for Scotland was launched in May 2017 to help prevent people from going missing in the first place and to ensure they receive the best possible support when they do. It supports a multi-agency approach and builds on best practice being delivered in areas across Scotland.
One year on, the Scottish Government has published progress being made on the Framework’s objectives, as well as priorities for the future.