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.

Conference presentations

Holmes, L., Shalev Greene, K., Clarke, C. and Pakes, F. (2015) 'The Impact of Living with Missing Incidents: How the experience and fear of missing incidents affects people with dementia and those who care for them', paper presented at the 25th Alzheimer Europe conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2-4 September 2015.

Holmes, L. (2010) ‘When a Loved One Goes Missing’, paper presented at the British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, 7-9 April 2010.Holmes, L. (2008) ‘Service User as Research Participant’, paper presented at the NCVO/ VSSN Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference, University of Warwick 9-10 September 2008.Holmes, L. (2009) 'Living in Limbo: The experiences of, and impacts on, the families of missing people’, paper presented to the Joint Annual Missing Persons Conference, Ryton Police Training Centre 29-30 April 2009.

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