Return from Missing Conversation (Basingstoke)

This role will involve a Volunteer making contact to arrange interviews with children and young people who return from being missing, within 72 hours of their return.

All Hampshire children or young people who are reported missing are offered the opportunity of a Return Conservation. Meetings may take place in a variety of setting including the child's home, foster care address, residential care setting or other agreed local venue.

Return from Missing conversations are an important part of the safeguarding and can help to put things in place to make sure children/young people do not go missing in the future and/or signposted to additional support.

The volunteer will -

  • Receive details from the Volunteer Coordinator about the Return Conversation
  • Contact the young person/family to offer the conversation
  • Meet with the child/young person to have the conversation and complete the standard form
  • Submit the record of the conversation to the Innovations Team

Hampshire County Council will

  • Offer training relevant to the role
  • Provide you with ongoing, high quality and timely support
  • Pay mileage subject to criteria (evidence of business insurance and MOT)

This opportunity is subject to an application form, interview, references x 2, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory completion of training.



Training and Support will be provided therefore previous experience is not essential. We are seeking volunteers who feel able to:

Provide good communication and listening skills

Establish good relationships within a short space of time, 

Record accurate and timely information

Respect differing views of individuals and work in a non judgemental way

Respect confidentiality and the agreed information sharing process.

Have the confidence to report concerns to their Volunteer Coordinator.

Please note our next training sessions will be in October 2022


  • Accessibility
    Depends on venue
  • Age restrictions
    Not suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    All volunteering expenses including mileage and parking will be paid. In order to claim mileage, volunteers are required to hold ‘business use’ insurance, and provide evidence of this and their MOT certificate to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Because these are one-off pieces of work, the time commitment for this opportunity is flexible; volunteers can opt to give a couple of hours as and when they are available.


This opportunity is available in the following areas:


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