Whether you are away from home yourself, or you are worrying about someone you think is missing, our guidance pages can help you.
Read an explanation of what missing means and how you can find out if you have been reported as a missing person.
If you have been reported as missing to the police, find out how you can cancel a missing search, return safely to where you want to be and remove publicity.
If your person has been missing a number of weeks, find out whether you are able to appoint a trusted person to use and look after the property and financial affairs of the person who is missing.
Discover what you can do to launch your own publicity appeal, with help from us or the police, to help find your missing person.
Read some statistics to understand how many people go missing, reasons why people leave, and how long most people remain missing for.
Find out how the police will coordinate a search when someone is reported missing.