Police Services and Local Authorities

The charity Missing People has 25 years’ frontline experience and provides a range of services for police handling missing person investigations and local authorities, including taking referrals for family support, making Publicity Appeals and sending supportive text messages to missing children and adults (TextSafe®).

Family Guidance

If you feel it is appropriate, please direct families of missing people to our family guidance sheets which offer advice and information about what to do when a family member goes missing.

Missing People represents all that is good about keeping people safe and partnership working.


 

Chief Constable Mike Veale, national policing lead for missing people

 

116 000 Rescources

The 116 000 posters below are available to download and display. 

The 116 000 posters are in A3 format and so are quite large files: 8 MB each.

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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 is here 24 hours a day to discuss your options, and you can reach us by calling 116 000 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that as of November 1st 2017 all requests for publicity from police must come through the online publicity request form.

Missing People Services:

Family support:
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.

Publicity:

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.

TextSafe®:

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.

I’m still not sure, I want more information…

You will find our FAQs here or you can call the helpline team any time on 116 000 and they will talk you through our services.

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.