Who we are

A lifeline when someone disappears

We are a team of caring, highly skilled staff and volunteers working around the clock to support anyone affected by missing, alongside our partners and supporters across the UK.

Find out about the people who lead and support Missing People.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Missing People is committed to diversity and to equal opportunity.  See our Diversity and Inclusion policy for more.

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 supporters@missingpeople.org.uk and tell us how you can help.


Memberships: policy and practice

Missing People was a founding member of the Prime Ministerial Task Force on Missing Persons convened in 2009. This led to the publication of the first ever cross-government strategy on Missing Children and Adults (2011) developed by the Home Office in partnership with Missing People.

Missing People is a standing member of the Missing Persons Strategic Oversight Group which was formed in 2005. This group is led by ACPO and oversees the effective coordination of relevant Government departments, agencies, police forces and voluntary sector organisations working in the area of missing persons.

Missing People is a member of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command Missing Children Advisory Board. Our role is to: hold CEOP Command to account in relation to the role it plays in delivering the cross-government strategy on Missing Children and Adults (2011), and to provide advice and expertise on CEOP Command’s programme of work to better coordinate the safety and wellbeing of missing children. The charity is also a member of the UK Missing Persons Bureau Missing Adults Advisory Group.

Missing People is a member of Missing Children Europe, the European federation for missing and sexually exploited children. As an umbrella organisation, it represents 28 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) active in 19 Member States of the European Union and Switzerland.

Missing People is a founding member of the English Coalition for Runaway Children (ECRC) which is a coalition of agencies working to safeguard young runaway and missing children. Susannah Drury, Director of Policy, Research and Development, is the vice chair of the ECRC.

Missing People is a member of the National Working Group Network (NWG), which is a UK wide network of practitioners, policy makers and researchers working with children and young people who are at risk of, or who experience, sexual exploitation.

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