Missing Children Publication Hub

The publications in this section contain the results of our research as well as curated research on topics and issues relevant to missing children in Europe and the world. Example of the type of research you can find are understanding the causes of the different types of missing children cases in Europe, policy on missing children, search and rescue operations and family support. The menu and submenu options below will help you find what you're looking for.

If you'd like to share relevant research with us, please send the title, a link and description of the research to info@missingchildreneurope.eu.

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13 item(s).
  • An exploratory model of girl's vulnerability to commercial sexual exploitation in prostitution
    Joan A. Reid
    Study utilising modelling to explore: whether caregiver strain is linked to child maltreatment, if experiencing maltreatment is associated with risk-inflating behaviours or sexual denigration of self/others, and if these behavioural and psychosocial dysfunctions are related to vulnerability to commercial sexual exploitation.
  • No One Runs Away For No Reason: Understanding Safeguarding Issues When Children and Young People Go Missing From Home
    L Hill, J Taylor, F Richards, S Reddington
    Paper exploring the safeguarding concerns and responses for children and young people who run away or go missing from home
  • Running from hate to what you think is love: The relationship between running away and child sexual exploitation
    Emilie Smeaton
    This report focuses on different cases of sexual exploitation on children. The report has a strong background information, with true examples. It tries to identify the problem of disappearance due to abuse.
  • Vulnerable Children on the run: A European Challenge
    Martin Houghton-Brown
    Summarizes a speech given by Martin Houghton-Brown given on the subject of children runaways.
  • A novel, intensive home-visiting intervention for runaway, sexually exploited girls
    Laurel D. Edinburgh, Elizabeth M. Saewyc
    This study both describes a home-visiting intervention program for young, sexually assaulted runaways (10 - 14 years old) and provides preliminary outcomes from the first 20 female participants.
  • Repeat reports to the police of missing people: locations and characteristics
    Dr. Karen Shalev Greene and Professor Carol Hayden
    The locations from which people are reported missing repeatedly in a one year period.
  • What to do when a child goes missing
    Gwyther Rees
    This guide gives some simple advice on what steps to take when a child goes missing, based on our experience and the views of the young people involved.
  • HERE TO LISTEN? Return interviews provision for young runaways
    Anon
    Recommendations on return interviews
  • The European hotline number for missing children: A practical guide for hotline operators
    Missing Children Europe
    It contains key recommendations and examples of existing practices that every NGO running, or wishing to run, the 116000 hotline can draw inspiration from and make use of.
  • Examining Missing Person Police Reports to Identify the Service Needs of Runaway Youth and Their Families
    George Patterson
    Examined situational and demographic characteristics in a sample of 47 children missing person police reports.
  • Children Rough Sleepers in the EU
    Professor Kate Moss
    Interim report on a project which focuses on homelessness and rough sleeping in children
  • Children Rough Sleepers in Europe : A Research Methodology
    Professor Kate Moss and Paramjit Singh
    Paper describing the methodology used in research into homelessness and rough sleeping in children.
  • Running the Risks: The links between gang involvement and young people going missing
    Rachel Sturrock and Lucy Holmes
    The UK Missing Persons Bureau estimates that as many as 160,000 children and young people are reported missing every year. Research from the Children’s Society over the past decade has shed some light on this issue and the recent spotlight on CSE has pushed the issue of children and young people going missing up the political agenda. However, the link between gang involvement and going missing from home is still very much unknown, with no specific research or national data collected indicating how many are affected.