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COMPACT is helping police and education providers join forces to safeguard missing children

WPC are working with Hertfordshire Constabulary to build a new notification feature into our Missing Persons Case Management System, COMPACT. This notification system, which launched on the 26th of April, provides a more collaborative approach in helping and supporting children reported missing in Hertfordshire.


If a child or young person is reported missing to the police, the officer in charge can easily notify the school or college, along with relevant safeguarding information. This process allows teachers and support staff to provide tailored support to that child or young person.


The scheme is being piloted in Hertfordshire in partnership with the county’s Children’s Services, education providers, and Operation Encompass, a charitable organisation that helps schools safeguard children who experience domestic abuse.


The new notification element of the Operation Encompass process is the first of its kind in the country. Hertfordshire police officers and staff will collect the referral data for review purposes and it is hoped the system could be rolled out to other forces in the future.


For more information about how this feature is helping Hertfordshire Constabulary, please see this Hertfordshire Constabulary news story. For more information about COMPACT, please see the product page.