Started in 2021, the Barnardo’s Missing Service is delivered using a Tri-partnership model between Barnardo’s, Police Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council. It’s an excellent example of partnership working, where information sharing and process mapping are effectively utilised; as such it demonstrates what can be achieved for vulnerable young people when there is equal buy-in from all sides. The result is a service that has come to provide invaluable support in North Lanarkshire for children who go missing and their families.
CYCJ were commissioned to evaluate the impact of the service. In order to do this CYCJ’s Dr Fern Gillon and Holly Maclean analysed redacted social work case files and conducted a number of interviews with professionals, children and parents who had had some involvement with the service.
Click HERE to read the report in full.
Alternatively a Summary Report is also available HERE.
For more information on Barnardo’s Missing service contact: firstname.lastname@example.org