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Missing Persons (902A/20)

Request

REQUEST 1

Missing adults, mental health and suicide 2020

 

March 2020 – September 2020

1) How many missing adults incidents were recorded as high, medium and low risk in each month from March 2020 to September 2020?

2) Of the high risk cases, in each month what number of the missing incidents were reported from:

    • Home
    • Hospital
    • Care settings
    • Other (please provide a list of the other types of locations recorded)

3) In what number of incidents was a suicide marker recorded in each month?

Please provide these figures broken down by gender

Please provide these figures broken down by risk assessment level

4) In what number of incidents was a self-harm marker recorded in each month?

Please provide these figures broken down by gender

Please provide these figures broken down by risk assessment level

5) What outcomes were recorded in each month at the point of case closure (for example, found safe and well, found deceased, experienced harm, etc.)

 

March 2019 – September 2019

6) How many missing adults incidents were recorded as high, medium and low risk in each month from March 2019 to September 2019?

7) Of the high risk cases, in each month what number of the missing incidents were reported from:

    • Home
    • Hospital
    • Care settings
    • Other (please provide a list of the other types of locations recorded)
  • In what number of incidents was a suicide marker recorded in each month?
    1. Please provide these figures broken down by gender
    2. Please provide these figures broken down by risk assessment level
  • In what number of incidents was a self-harm marker recorded in each month?
    1. Please provide these figures broken down by gender
    2. Please provide these figures broken down by risk assessment level
  • What outcomes were recorded in each month at the point of case closure (for example, found safe and well, found deceased, experienced harm, etc.)

 

REQUEST 2

Missing children, mental health and suicide 2020

 

March 2020 – September 2020

1) How many missing children incidents were recorded as high, medium and low risk in each month from March 2020 to September 2020?

2) Of the high risk cases, in each month what number of the missing incidents were reported from:

    • Home
    • Hospital
    • Care settings
    • Other (please provide a list of the other types of locations recorded)

3) In what number of incidents was a suicide marker recorded in each month?

Please provide these figures broken down by gender

Please provide these figures broken down by risk assessment level

4) In what number of incidents was a self-harm marker recorded in each month?

Please provide these figures broken down by gender

Please provide these figures broken down by risk assessment level

5) What outcomes were recorded in each month at the point of case closure (for example, found safe and well, found deceased, experienced harm, etc.)

 

March 2019 – September 2019

6) How many missing children incidents were recorded as high, medium and low risk in each month from March 2019 to September 2019?

7) Of the high risk cases, in each month what number of the missing incidents were reported from:

    • Home
    • Hospital
    • Care settings
    • Other (please provide a list of the other types of locations recorded)

8) In what number of incidents was a suicide marker recorded in each month?

Please provide these figures broken down by gender

Please provide these figures broken down by risk assessment level

9) In what number of incidents was a self-harm marker recorded in each month?

Please provide these figures broken down by gender

Please provide these figures broken down by risk assessment level

10) What outcomes were recorded in each month at the point of case closure (for example, found safe and well, found deceased, experienced harm, etc.)

Response

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide all of this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

This is because it is not centrally collated or easily retrievable from our missing person database. Therefore, in order to extract all of this information we would need to manually review every missing person report created during the period specified. This however, would involve the examination of thousands of records, and such a search would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12).

This means that the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request.

Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#fees-and-charges

However, in accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide the information requested for questions 1 & 6 from both requests as this was retrieved during our initial research. Please see attached document (902A_Attachment).

Attachments

902A_Attachment