Missing Children Publication Hub

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Search and Rescue

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UK Lowland Rescue Response- A Case Study (by Rachel Good)



The United Kingdom (UK) voluntary Lowland Search and Rescue Teams perform a significant role in the delivery of the strategic and operational management of the Search and Rescue Framework for the UK.  Approved by the UK Police Service the specialist search technicians operate within a wider resilience partnership, to physically locate and recover missing children and adults and deliver them to a place of safety.  Deteriorating mental health, dementia related conditions and substance misuse are common amongst missing people, and increase the risk of harm and vulnerability while missing.    
This presentation examines the work of one UK Lowland Search and Rescue Team through analysis of an illustrative case study.  The case study illuminates core features of the literature, local and national policy, and examines the relationship between these and the operational actions of the volunteers working on the front line of the team.  Key messages for practice include factors that contribute to a cohesive, integrated approach in lowland search and rescue operations.






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