I am a young person...

Or am concerned about a young person.

If you've run away, been forced to leave home, are thinking about it or are worried about someone, Runaway Helpline is here for you. We'll listen and offer support. Not judge or tell you what to do. It's your call. 

Want to talk?

We are free, confidential and available 24/7.

Call or text 116 000

Email 116000@missingpeople.org.uk.   

You can text us even if you have no credit left on your mobile phone.

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Confidentiality policy

Missing People is a confidential service and we cannot trace your calls. Find out what 'confidential' means.

If you're a professional working with young people, we have a range of Runaway Helpline materials available for you to download online or order through the form below for free.

Download a Runaway Helpline poster

Download a Runaway Helpline poster in English and Welsh

Download information for professionals about Runaway Helpline  

You can order contact cards, posters and leaflets for professionals below. Please indicate the number of resources you would like us to send you.

One pack consists of two posters, 10 contact cards and 2 leaflets for you and your colleagues. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or special requests.

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