Autistic Missing Person Protocol

Officers from Lothians and Scottish Borders division have launched a new pilot safeguarding scheme, designed to locate autistic adults and children when they are reported as missing.

The Autistic Missing Person Protocol is an information gathering tool, developed in partnership with education, health and social care partners, which will help police officers to find an autistic person who is missing, as quickly as possible.

The Autistic Missing Person Protocol encourages carers and families to record vital information on a form that can be handed over to the police in the event of someone going missing. Download the form to find out more.