Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire:
“Missing People is a key priority within my new Police and Crime Plan. West Yorkshire Police receive nearly 5,000 calls regarding Missing People every year, 20% of which are considered to be “high-risk”. The reasons why people go missing are complex and can be linked to their mental health, emotional or physical abuse, or exploitation. Every time a person goes missing, the police are put under great pressure to find them and work with partners to keep them safe.
“We need to work better together to tackle the root causes and prevent people from going missing in the first place, as such I would like to invite you to attend an event which will explore the issue further. The objectives of the workshop will be to listen to partners and communities, understand what is required to keep West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe. The national cross government strategy which is expected to released in the new year will undoubtedly provide direction at a national level on how best to prevent people going missing, and it is hoped that the discussions in this meeting will feed into a wider partnership strategy across West Yorkshire so we can tackle this problem together.”
To confirm your attendance, please contact the Engagement Team (stating your name and organisation) via firstname.lastname@example.org or call either 01924 294 021, 01924 294 023 or 01924 294 065.
The closing date for replies will be Wednesday 30th November.