Research and information

A collection of current knowledge about the issue of missing as well as our research reports, projects, collaborations and events.  

Understanding the reasons why people go missing and the impact on families left behind enables Missing People and our partners to provide better services.

Missing People’s research team conducts research and evaluation projects on a range of topics, and seeks to share the findings through these web pages. 

The Policy and Research team also provides a hub of information about missing, advocates for change through campaigns and policy work, and monitors and evaluates the charity's impact.

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.

Article Index

Missing Adults (2013)

Click here or on the title above to download the Information Sheet as a PDF.

Return Interviews (2014)

An overview of research and statutory guidance explaining what a return interview is, how and when they should be used and the value of carrying out return interviews with adults and children when they return from being missing. Click here or on the title above to download the Information Sheet as a PDF.

You might also wish to consult the following research reports about missing adults.

Geographies of Missing People: Processes, experiences, responses (2013)

Missing People, Missing Voices: Stories of missing experience (2013)

You can click here for more information about the Geographies of Missing People research project.


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