Some issues you might be dealing with

While your loved one is missing

If someone you know is missing, Missing People is here to support you for as long as it takes to find them.

Those experiencing the trauma of having a missing loved one face unique and challenging issues as they live with the uncertainty of not knowing where their loved ones are.

We offer a range of practical and emotional support services to help you during this difficult time.

We have also compiled a series of guidance documents which you can read, download and keep. Follow the links to the right or call us today and we can help you find the information you need.


Call, text or email 116 000

Missing People's helpline is free, and availble 24/7. If a friend or relative has gone missing and you need support and advice call or text 116 000 or email

Confidentiality policy

Missing People is a confidential service and we cannot trace your calls. Please see our Confidentiality Policy.


We recognise that many people are affected when someone goes missing, and we support both the families and friends of missing people. Where the word ‘family’ is used on this website or at any time to describe the charity’s services, this also includes friends and loved ones.


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