Since 2014 Hester has worked with the Scottish Government to co-produce a new Framework for Missing People in Scotland, which was published in 2017.

Minister Ash Denham asked Hester to Chair a new Working Group from Missing People in Scotland which has over seen the legacy of the National Framework – the update report of this group was released in 2020.

A large part of the Framework and its legacy focus on the important of ‘return’ and this was the subject of a joint briefing paper between Hester and Missing People charity in 2016.