We, along with Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator, have joined together on a campaign that will encourage people in crisis to call the free and confidential helpline before they think of disappearing.
We have printed the Missing People helpline number on Stagecoach’s bus tickets. Stagecoach bus tickets now have “If you feel like disappearing or know someone who has gone missing, find ‘Missing People’ for support. Call the free helpline on 116 000 which is confidential and non-judgemental” printed at the top of the ticket.
We recently launched our Ethnicity Report in partnership with Listen Up. Listen Up are a consultancy that helped us explore the experiences of Black missing children.
In the report, we revealed that, based on data from police forces and local authorities, people from minority ethnic groups were missing for longer, less likely to be found by the police, and less likely to be recorded as being at risk, than white people. This is the first time that data of this nature has been collected and published and you can read more below.
Continuing our partnership with ‘What’s the Story? sounds’ and Locate International, the latest series of The Missing podcast is now live!
In this podcast series, each episode tells the story of a missing person – and gives you, the listener, the opportunity to join the conversation and look for the clues that might give families the answers they need. Every case COULD be solved, with your help.