About the issue

An estimated 250,000 people go missing in the UK each year.

The Policy and Research team at Missing People is responsible for improving the support and services available to missing children, adults and their families in three ways. 

Firstly, we undertake and support research to understand the experiences of missing people and their families, and to understand what help they need.

Secondly, using the findings of this research, we advocate for change through campaigns and policy work on issues affecting missing people and their loved ones.

Thirdly, we monitor and evaluate Missing People’s projects and services to assess the charity’s impact and how we should develop our services in the future.

Missing News

The Policy and Research team circulates a regular newsletter, Missing News, containing up to date information about research, policy, events and sector developments. To sign up to Missing News, or to read previous editions, click here.

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