A new online tool to help identify missing young people in London has received a £62,000 boost from the Mayor of London.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced his backing for a new ‘Missing People Matching Tool’, run by the charity Missing People, which will help outreach workers in the capital identify whether people who are homeless have been reported as missing.
The tool cross-references information from the Mayor’s ‘CHAIN’ (Combined Homelessness and Information Network) database of people sleeping rough in the capital with Missing People’s records of the thousands of people reported missing every year.
Mr Khan said: “The increase in rough sleeping in recent years across the country is a national disgrace and tragically it is often the most vulnerable in society who find themselves homeless.
“It is crucial we do all we can to help people off the streets of London, and I am pleased to be supporting Missing People’s work to help reunite homeless people with their friends and family who love them.”
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