National Missing Persons Framework for Scotland

Document providing a focus for all agencies with an interest in missing people to work together.


To develop this Framework, the Scottish Government has convened and led a group of the main organisations involved in missing persons prevention, investigation and aftercare in Scotland. We know that no single organisation can deliver the best outcomes for missing people on its own. Therefore, we need to work in partnership and we need to identify and adapt best practice based on what we know works in Scotland, the rest of the UK and further afield. The Framework has also been produced through consultation and feedback from people who have gone missing. Their input has been vital.


Email: Stephen Coulter

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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