New Guidelines for Reporting Missing Children

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The Department of Communities has released new guidelines for reporting missing children. Along with these guidelines, a standardised form has been produced for use by both Departmental Officers and non-Government organisations that may be required to report missing children to the Police Service.

Developed in consultation with the Police Service, the form allows for the collection of information that is most helpful to the Police in locating missing children.

The new guidelines have been operationalised by the Department and non-Government organisations should ensure that their own policies and procedures are reviewed to make sure that they are compatible with these guidelines.  If your organisation is required to complete and forward the form to the Police Service when reporting that a child is missing, a copy should be attached to the Incident Report provided to the Department of Communities.

Click here to read the new guidelines

Click here to view the standardised form

If you have any queries or concerns about the guidelines or the form that is now to be used to report missing children, please feel free to email

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