Children who go missing from home, care and education

The multi-agency response to children and young people who go missing is considered in the weekly CREST Referral and Missing Meeting (CRAMM) and (where appropriate) the monthly Operational Children at Risk of Exploitation Safeguarding Task Group (CREST).

A 7-minute briefing on Bexley’s arrangements can be found here:

Missing RHIs – 7 minute briefing

In addition, Strategic CREST meets bi-monthly to consider the themes and trends identified by the Operational CREST – this meeting is co-chaired by the Police and the Local Authority Children’s Social Care.

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. has partnered with Missing People to provide training, reflective workshops and practice evaluation – Missing People have a number of resources on their website:


missing children