Major investigation and public protection

Supervisors and first line managers

A supervisor should review the report to ensure that the risk assessment is appropriate and that relevant and proportionate action is being taken with robust direction and control, see A model of supervision.

The supervisor’s responsibilities are to:

  • regularly review and confirm the risk assessment
  • manage the investigation
  • ensure appropriate tasks are set, completed and recorded
  • ensure continuity of investigation and contact with person reporting the missing person through effective handover
  • own the investigation plan
  • ensure appropriate resourcing and supervision levels
  • consider the need for a multi-agency response and involve partner organisations.

If the missing person is under 18 years of age and potentially at significant risk of harm, consider the use of Child Rescue Alert.

Page last accessed 20 January 2022