A Judge has suggested that Facebook could be a useful tool for Social Services to find missing parents.
I wonder whether this approach may be widened and it may be useful to find missing spouses or ex-partners for divorce and separation purposes.
It is certainly a sign of modern times that the use of social media has been encouraged in this case. Although it is certainly not a first port of call, it is a method that should not be ruled out.
A High Court judge says social workers should make use of Facebook when searching for missing parents. Mr Justice Holman says Facebook is a useful tool in a social worker's armoury. The judge, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court, has highlighted the value of Facebook after overseeing a case in which social workers had been unable to trace a child's birth mother.