Who we are

We are the only UK charity that reunites missing children and adults with their loved ones.

We are a team of caring, non-judgemental staff and volunteers dedicated to providing free, confidential support to anyone affected by missing, alongside our partners and supporters across the UK.

Meet the people who lead and support Missing People

Our expert board of Trustees are responsible for our strategic direction and decision making. They ensure that we are always working with our beneficiaries interests at heart.

Our highly skilled directors oversee the day-to-day management of our work and make sure that we are delivering the best services. Our specialist spokespeople have a comprehensive knowledge of the issue and our services.

We are delighted to recognise the Founders of the charity Missing People (formerly the National Missing Persons Helpline), sisters Mary Asprey OBE and Janet Newman OBE.

Our funders

As a non-profit charity, we rely on the support of corporate partnerships and the generosity of charitable Trusts and Foundations and statutory organisations to deliver a range of new projects.

A group of people with lived experience, who have accessed our services, or could benefit them. They build a connected Missing People community across the UK and raise awareness of the issue and of our work.

We are forever grateful to our patrons and ambassadors for helping us to spread awareness of the issue of missing, and for supporting our mission to be a lifeline when someone disappears.

This group of executive and influential members supports us through fundraising and increasing awareness of the charity. Board members collectively organise events, support our annual fundraising gala and provide top level introductions to their networks.

As well as offering support for those affected by missing, we also undertake research to understand the experiences of missing people and their families and advocate for change through policy and campaigning work.

See our latest Annual Report and Accounts.

Ways to support us

Give time

Use the Search Directory to find out who is missing in your area.

Give socially

Join the search and keep up-to-date with Missing People by following our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. The more people who share our appeals, the more chance we have of finding missing people across the UK!

Give anything

Let us know how you are supporting Missing People! Call us on 0800 MISSING or contact our team below and tell us how you can help.

Sign up to be a Digital Search Hero

We have launched a regular email so that you can be aware of new missing person appeals and share them far and wide! We are also calling on all Heroes to be the eyes and ears for Missing People on the ground. Your sighting of a missing person could make a difference in a crucial time.