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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30126 missing 420x297 3.pdf


Missing People is an independent charity and we work in collaboration with a range of partners across the UK, including local police forces, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the UK Missing Persons Bureau, Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and the NWG Network. 

Strategic agreement between Missing People and UK Missing Persons Bureau

Strategic agreement between Missing People and National Crime Agency/CEOP

Strategic agreement between Missing People and NWG

We have developed a Police Memorandum of Understanding which forces can sign up to, acknowledging the spirit in which our organisations should work together. The number of forces signed up is continually growing.

For information on how your force can sign up to a Memorandum of Understanding with Missing People or for information on how many and which forces are currently signed up, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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