September 2012

* Olivia and Nick present to the European Chapter of the FBI in Brussels (5-6th September) on 'The Police Response to reports of Missing People - research on current practice'

* Interviews with families of missing adults begin later this month.

* This month nationwide call for ‘Missing’ Stories was launched.

The charity Missing People welcomes and supports this latest campaign by a research project team in Glasgow and Dundee Universities, who today have launched a nationwide call asking adults who have an experience of being reported as missing to 'tell their story' via their website.

Stories or emails are deposited directly through the project website and will help develop valuable learning resources about people reported as missing.

Martin Houghton-Brown, Chief Executive of the Charity Missing People said: "We know that there are a variety of reasons why people going missing in the UK, and this additional research should provide valuable analysis to help us better support them and their families.

"A wider understanding of the way a missing person's life develops whilst they are away, as well as detail on the reasons for their disappearance, should provide a very positive contribution to current research on the issue"

If you have a direct experience of being reported as missing, then this is your chance to tell your story. To find out more about the project, and how your story might make a difference, click the link on the home page of the website.

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