Information and research

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

Information and research is a vital part of the work we do. Understanding the reasons why people go missing and the impact on families left behind helps us to provide better services. It also helps gain insight into an otherwise complex and often misunderstood issue.

Our research team conducts research and evaluation projects on a range of topics. We seek to share the findings through these web pages.

Information and research on missing

Understand the key statistics and figures surrounding missing.

Download and read research publications conducted by our team for adults, children and families.

Ambiguous loss is often used in relation to missing but what does it mean?

Research into the links between missing and related social issues.

Information about how you can get involved with the charity if you have experience of being missing or going away.

Other helpful stuff

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.