The best way of making media coverage help you appeal for a missing person quickly and in the manner you want is to develop friendly relationships with journalists who want to interview you. It is important to maintain boundaries and not being persuaded into doing or saying anything you don’t want.
Our guidance sheet lists some tips about preparing for interviews and things you should consider before going to the press. The guidance sheet also contains some advice for families with missing loved ones planning interviews provided by ITV newsreader and journalist Julie Etchingham.
You can download the media guidance sheet here.
We are here to talk you through what you might expect and offer advice or support if you are planning an interview. The most important thing to remember is that you are in control – you can decide how much information to share, where and when interviews take place, and when they are over.