Reporting someone missing

A disappearance should be reported immediately if the person is felt to be at risk or unsafe.

If you think that someone you know is missing, the police should be your first point of contact. You can contact them on 101 or visit your local police station. 

If the missing person is a child, or you think that they are at serious risk of harm, call 999. 

If speaking to the police might be difficult for you, or if you're not sure whether someone is missing or at risk, we can help.

You can call us for free, 24/7 and in confidence on 116 000.

 

Call, text or email 116 000

Missing People's helpline is free, and availble 24/7. If a friend or relative has gone missing and you need support and advice call or text 116 000 or email 116000@missingpeople.org.uk.

Confidentiality policy

Missing People is a confidential service and we cannot trace your calls. Please see our Confidentiality Policy.

Notes

We recognise that many people are affected when someone goes missing, and we support both the families and friends of missing people. Where the word ‘family’ is used on this website or at any time to describe the charity’s services, this also includes friends and loved ones.

 

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