Free Training – Missing: Return Discussions for adults or children

Type: News Item Date Published: 10th January 2018

Following the release of The National Missing Persons Framework, Missing People are delivering free training in return discussions.

Following the recent release of The National Missing Persons Framework, you are invited to attend free training delivered by Missing People in partnership with Shelter Scotland, Barnardo’s Scotland, Police Scotland and Hester Parr as funded by The Scottish Government.

Over 30,000 episodes of people going missing are reported to Police Scotland every year. In 2015/16, that figure was 40,070. Going missing exposes people to unnecessary risks; it impacts negatively on their health and wellbeing; and, in a small number of cases, it can lead to death.

Therefore, through this training, you will learn about the complexities that a vulnerable missing individual may have been exposed to whilst away, understand how to identify, recognise and acknowledge any issues that the missing individual has or is currently facing and how to support the missing individual on their return.

We will equip you with the tools to help you manage return discussions, put positive interventions in place and build on your existing communication skills to help you support missing people.

Who should attend: Police officers, Social Workers, Support Workers, Voluntary sector (anyone working face to face with vulnerable missing children and/or adults)

A number of these training events will be held from 9.30 – 4pm at various locations across Scotland. Find your nearest training event on their eventbrite page (this link will take you away from our website.) This training is free to attend.


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