About the Missing People charity

We are an independent charity funded by donations, and the only lifeline for missing people and their families in the UK.

Founded in 1993 by sisters Mary Asprey OBE and Janet Newman OBE, 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.

Our free, confidential helpline is available 24 hours a day by phone, text and email to support missing children and adults, and their loved ones.