THE ROLE OF THE PRIMARY CONTACT WHEN THE CHILD IS LOCATED
While the outcome of a missing child case will vary, there are considerations to be made when closing down the Community Response Plan effort. The following are some suggestions for the Primary Contact:
Follow up with all volunteers for a final debrief. Consider any sort of critical incident debriefing that may be necessary or helpful for volunteers. Thank the volunteers for all of their help.
Make sure all information, papers, files etc., are forwarded to and secured by the Historian.
Follow up with the Family Liaison to identify if the searching family requires any further support that the community might be able to provide.
Ensure that the searching family is provided with enough privacy and protection during this time.
Contact the lead investigator to see if any further assistance or information is required. Arrange with the lead investigator for the transfer of final documents and reports.
Working with the Administrative Coordinator, make sure to follow up wherever posters and notifications were sent with the appropriate “located” notice.
Working with the Administrative Coordinator, develop a plan for the storage of records.
Working with the Resources Coordinator, determine a plan for any future donations and remaining funds raised. The searching family should be consulted to see where they would like any remaining resources or new funds to be redirected.
Working with the Resources Coordinator, return to donors any special resources that had been borrowed.