National register for missing children

Mrs Wright made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Children's Commissioner for England

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Dear Children’s Commissioner for England,

correct me if I'm wrong but my understanding is that in 1979 the council of Europe recommended there should be a national register for missing children set up by the UK Government?

Has this been done yet and if so, how can I access this?
and if not why not?

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Wright

Children's Commissioner for England

Thank you for your email. This is an automatic acknowledgement to let you know we have received it.

We receive a large number of letters and emails including invitations, requests for information, advice and assistance and marketing material. We read all of them and reply if it is appropriate for us to do so.

If your email is a request for advice or assistance, we will reply if we can help you. However, the law only allows us to address certain issues which are set out in the Children and Families Act 2014. The Act says we can provide advice and assistance only to children and young people who live away from home or who receive social care services, or adults representing them but it prevents us from taking on other individual cases. If you have told us you meet one of these criteria, we will forward your email to a member of our care and protection team and they will get in touch with you directly. The team can be reached by free phone on 0800 528 0731. If you do not fall within one of these groups we may reply to you, depending on our capacity to do so, but we are a fairly small organisation, so cannot guarantee a response.

We prioritise responses according to their urgency. If you have an urgent concern about a child protection issue, you should contact your local police or social services. Adults can also call the NSPCC child protection helpline on 0808 800 5000. Children can call Childline on 0800 1111.

Yours faithfully,

Office of the Children’s Commissioner
Sanctuary Buildings,
Great Smith Street,
London SW1P 3BT

Web: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk<http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/>
Twitter: @ChildrensComm<http://www.twitter.com/ChildrensComm>

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Dear Children’s Commissioner for England,

You have not answered my question.As you appear not to be able to answer the question can you please direct me to the relevant body that can?

A simple question once again asked.

Q. In 1979 the European Commission recommended that the UK have a central register for children who are missing.
If there is a central register, where can I find it and if there isn't one, can you direct me to the body that can answer why there isn't a central register?

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Wright

Children's Commissioner for England

Thank you for your email. This is an automatic acknowledgement to let you know we have received it.

We receive a large number of letters and emails including invitations, requests for information, advice and assistance and marketing material. We read all of them and reply if it is appropriate for us to do so.

If your email is a request for advice or assistance, we will reply if we can help you. However, the law only allows us to address certain issues which are set out in the Children and Families Act 2014. The Act says we can provide advice and assistance only to children and young people who live away from home or who receive social care services, or adults representing them but it prevents us from taking on other individual cases. If you have told us you meet one of these criteria, we will forward your email to a member of our care and protection team and they will get in touch with you directly. The team can be reached by free phone on 0800 528 0731. If you do not fall within one of these groups we may reply to you, depending on our capacity to do so, but we are a fairly small organisation, so cannot guarantee a response.

We prioritise responses according to their urgency. If you have an urgent concern about a child protection issue, you should contact your local police or social services. Adults can also call the NSPCC child protection helpline on 0808 800 5000. Children can call Childline on 0800 1111.

Yours faithfully,

Office of the Children’s Commissioner
Sanctuary Buildings,
Great Smith Street,
London SW1P 3BT

Web: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk<http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/>
Twitter: @ChildrensComm<http://www.twitter.com/ChildrensComm>

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Children's Commissioner for England

Dear Mrs Wright,

 

Thank you for your emails dated Thursday 5^th and Tuesday 10^th February
in which you ask:

 

‘In 1979 the European Commission recommended that the UK have a central
register for children who are missing.

If there is a central register, where can I find it and if there isn't
one, can you direct me to the body that can answer why there isn't a
central register’?

 

It is our understanding that each police force keeps their own database,
but the National Crime Agency (NCA) provide a form of overview. I have
provided a link to a press release about what the NCA are doing and it
names a national coordinator that you could contact regarding your query;
Charlie Hedges, Manager of Missing and Abducted Children at the National
Crime Agency (NCA).

 

[1]http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/ne...

 

I trust you find the above information helpful.

 

Kind regards,

 

Lyn

 

Lyn Foster

Higher Executive Officer  

Office of the Children's Commissioner

Sanctuary Buildings

Great Smith Street

London SW1P 3BT

 

Direct Line: 020 7783 8203

Telephone: 0207 783 8330

 

Advice and Assistance free phone for children and young people receiving
social care services, in or leaving care, or living away from home: 0800
528 0731

 

Email: [email address]

Web: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk

 

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Gadawodd Mrs Wright anodiad ()

Thankyou for sign posting me to the agency which may be able to provide me with the information I am searching for.
Why the delay I have no idea. Seems like simple questions are very hard to answer in a straight manner from Establishment employees- who after all are at the employee of the tax payers.
Any hoo, thanks any way