Missing People is a UK charity that provides specialist support to people who are or at risk of missing, and the families and friends left behind.

Support they offer includes:

  • A free and confidential helpline, available round the clock for missing people and their families;
  • Family support, including telephone counselling;
  • Runaway Helpline, supporting children and young people who are away or thinking of leaving;
  • Supporting missing people with returning and reconnection;
  • Receiving anonymous sightings and passing to police;
  • Case publicity to help families and police appeal and search for a missing person;
  • Specialist ‘SafeCall’ service for children and young people, and their families, experiencing exploitation;
  • Services, consultancy and training for professionals working with missing people and their families;
  • Research into links between missing and specific issues;
  • Campaigning and lobbying on behalf of missing people and their families;

Our free, confidential helpline is available by phone, text and email to support missing children and adults, and their loved ones.


Helpline is open 7 days per week, between 9am and 11pm.

Call / Text: 116 000

Email: 116000@missingpeople.org.uk

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