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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6 item(s).
  • The search for missing persons- The Belgian approach
    Alain Remue
  • The cultural nature of missing
    Joe Apps
    The notions of trying to define 'missing' and 'missingness' are fascinating. Many people, who are reported to authorities as being missing by family and friends, do not consider themselves as missing persons; when found, they are surprised that they have been considered as 'missing'. Adults have rights to do as they please and also the right to be forgotten.
  • Missing persons in Australia
    Marianne James, Jessica Anderson and Judy Putt
    This paper identifies key priorities for further development to improve practices related to reducing the incidence of missing persons and the provision of services.
  • The Missing Link in Resilience Research
    Shaul Kimhi, Yohanan Eshel
    This article is a most comprehensive and important review of resilience research which presents an intellectual challenge to every scholar in this field.
  • Police Search Advisers (PolSAs) and the search for missing people
    Lucy Holmes and Penny Woolnough
    This research explores: the nature and extent to which PolSAs are involved in missing person cases; the nature of the relationship between PolSAs and SIOs; multiagency working (including other search agencies); the potential personal pressures PolSAs face and strategies to mitigate against these; procedural / process / organisational related aspects of the PolSA role including opportunities for improvement; PolSA training; and encounters and familiarity with families of missing persons.
  • Volunteers in British mountain rescue: responding to increasing demand for rescues and a changed relationship with the state
    Geoffrey Nichols, Rohan Goel, Tom Nichols, Will Jones
    A survey of MR team members and potential recruits reveals a mismatch between potential members' expectation of being engaged in MR and the reality of the increased work supporting non-mountain incidents. This illustrates a potential strain in the motivations of volunteers being used to deliver public services.