Missing People is a charity. We depend on you to be a lifeline.

A child goes missing every five minutes in the UK.

These children often face abuse, sexual exploitation and violence while their families desperately search for them, hoping and praying they will come home safely.

We need to do everything we can for them and their families during the most difficult time of their lives.

By supporting us, you are helping bring missing children, young people and adults to safety every day. Thanks to you, families of missing children know everything possible is being done to find their missing loved one. You are showing them that there are people in this world who care.


Give time

Use the Search Directory to find out who is missing in your area or volunteer for Missing People.

Give socially

Join the Search by following us on Facebook or Twitter. The more people who share our missing people appeals with friends online, the more chance we have of finding them.

Give anything

Let us know how you are supporting Missing People! Call us on 0800 MISSING (647 7464) or email and tell us how you can help.

Donating to Missing People via text is a quick and simple way to help us be a lifeline for missing people and their families.

All you need to do is text HOPE plus your donation amount (i.e. HOPE £10) to 70707. You can also make a regular monthly donation of £3 via your mobile by texting SEARCH to 70707.

For further information on donating to Missing People via text, please see our Text to Donate T&Cs

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