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Missing and Return Interviews

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NWG Network

Suite 2, Innovation House

East Service Road, Raynesway


DE21 7BF

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To be able to understand how we can support young people who go missing it is vital that practitioners understand what it means when someone goes missing, the risks associated with being missing and the push and pull factors that lead to a young person going missing. Being able to empathise and listen to young people and those around them at such an emotional time is essential. Delegates will analyse the Return Interview process and develop a conversational structure that can offer them guidance around their practice.

This course is aimed at practitioners who work with young people who go missing, whether or not they facilitate Return Interviews. The course will encourage thinking around how we engage young people and the skills needed to do that which is something of benefit to a wider range of practitioner.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the terminology around missing and how this informs the actions of services.

  • • To recognise the prevalence of young people who go missing.

  • Identify the risks that young people face when missing.

  • Determine the push and pull factors cases of young people who go missing.

  • Understand and validate the feelings and emotions for young people and those around them at times of missing.

  • Identify elements of good practice for Return Interviews.

  • Develop a conversational structure for a Return Interview.

  • Recognise the skills needed to be effective when holding a Return Interview.

  • Understand the importance of working with partners.


09:00 – 09:30 Registration, Tea & Coffee

- Definitions & the prevalence of missing

- The risks young people face when missing

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

- Why young people go missing and the impact it can have

- Return Home Interviews

13:00 – 13:30 Lunch (provided)

- The challenges we face

- Working together

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break

- Case Studies

15:50 – 16:00 Evaluation & Certification


  • Dietary / Personal Requirements

Should you have any dietary requirements or any personal needs requiring adjustments to be made to the facilities or delivery style of the event, please make contact prior to the event, via email through training@nwgnetwork.org or by calling 01332 585371.

  • Transport and parking information

The venue is located on the East Service Road just off Raynesway (A5111). Turn into the Riverside Business Park and follow it to the right and right again into the large car park - you can park anywhere in the car park for free and head for the far left corner where our offices are located.

We are easy accessibility to J24 of the M1 and East Midlands Airport via the A50, reached by the A5111 and A6. The adjacent A52 dual carriageway is one of the city's principle transport routes, connection with J25 of the M1 to the east before passing into the neighbouring city of Nottingham.

It is a 20 minute cycle or a 10 minute taxi ride from the closest train station (Derby) or a 40/50 minute walk along the river!

  • Accessibility

Please note that unfortunately our offices are not step free.

  • What is the refund policy?

Once a place is secured you may amend your delegate name without charge. You may cancel your booking up to one calendar month without charge. Any cancellations made within two weeks of the seminar date will incur 50% charge. Any cancellations made within a week of the forum date will be liable for full payment. If we cancel the forum for any reason, we will refund 100% of the fee, but will not be held liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. We always endeavour to reschedule a forum as opposed to cancelling it.

  • Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

In the event of you being unable to attend you may transfer your ticket to a colleague with prior permission from the NWG.

Please note that a Gold member may only transfer to another Gold member and a non-member to a non-member. Please email network@nwgnetwork.org to amend.

Should you have any queries or require any further information please contact training@nwgnetwork.org

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