When a missing child is reported to the police, law enforcement agencies should make a timely assessment to qualify or disqualify risk for the life or well-being of the missing child. This risk assessment is crucial to determine which steps need to be taken to successfully recover the child. Under-reaction can result in serious harm or death to the child. Over-reaction and doing too much is wasteful of resources and potentially an unwarranted intrusion on a child’s privacy.
In order to advocate the use of missing person risk triage, AMBER Alert Europe has developed a decision-making guide on risk management in consultation with law enforcement experts in the area.
On May 19th 2022, we organised a webinar in cooperation with CEPOL: The use of risk triage in missing person cases and its benefits. The webinar brought together representatives from various #LawEnforcement authorities and agencies, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing. Throughout the webinar, participants gained valuable insights into the application of risk triage as a vital first response to a missing person’s report. Our esteemed speakers and experts guided attendees in developing a common understanding of the risks associated with missing persons, particularly focusing on the vulnerability of children. By the end of the webinar, participants were equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to identify crucial elements of risk, enabling a targeted response by law enforcement authorities.
We help law enforcement experts in the field of missing persons connect with one another.
A new picture book called “The Rumbling Adventure of Hare,” designed to teach children important safety tips to avoid going missing.
We organise empowerment and prevention workshops for children at schools.