Missing People has 25 years’ frontline experience and provides a range of services for police handling missing person investigations, including taking referrals for family support, making publicity appeals and sending supportive text messages to missing children and adults (TextSafe®).
Missing People offers support, advice and practical help to anyone who has run away, gone missing or been forced to leave home. We are also here for families of missing people, whatever they are going through, whenever they need us, and as long as their loved one is missing.
Missing People Services:
Please let family members know that Missing People offers support, advice and practical help if someone they love has gone missing. We can also help if they’ve lost touch with a family member.
They can talk to us about how they’re feeling and what their options are, as well as access a full range of Missing People’s services for as long as they need them, including: 24-hour family support and the option to be referred for telephone counselling.
We can tailor-make a publicity package to suit the police’s investigative needs, providing targeted local or national publicity which reaches out to the public for information and to the missing person to get in touch. Please note that as of November 1st 2017 all requests for publicity from police must come through the online publicity request form.
At police request, a supportive text message can be sent to a missing person’s phone. It lets the missing child or adult know how to reach free and confidential support via phone, text and email 24 hours a day.
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You can also watch this short video outlining the services we can offer to police. Please note that our Aftercare service is currently only available in Wales.