January 2014

Happy New Year!

* The 'Geographies of Missing people' project were very pleased to have their 'missing people, missing voices' resources - Stuart's story - read out at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square Carol Service. The service is organised by the charity Missing People, the UK Missing Person's Bureau, and the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and is a widely attended annual event to remember all those who will be missed at Christmas.

* In December the 'Geographies of Missing People' team launched new research findings via a report 'Families living with absence: Searching for missing people'. The report contains research materials that draw on interviews with families living with missing experiences. This report is available to view and download via our website.

* In January the team are meeting with Kathleen Thomson of Police Scotland to brief her on the work we have been doing over the last 3 years with the police, returned missing people, and the families of missing people and discuss the potential for embedding our research findings in missing investigations for Scottish officers.

* In January Hester and Olivia will travel to London to meet with the KE project board of UK College of Policing and then travel to Harrogate to work with the Learning Strategy and Development Unit of the College to progress embedding our research in their training provision.

Economic and Social Research Council University of Glasgow University of Dundee Scottish Institute for Policing Research