Who looks for people when they go missing?

When someone goes missing and people are worried about them. Usually a family member will speak with the police and let them know what has happened. The police will then begin searches to find out what has happened to the missing person, to try and make sure that they are safe.

This might include searching with dogs or helicopters, checking someone’s mobile phone or bank account to see if and when they have used them. All of these things can help the police trace the missing person to ask if they are ok. 

The police and our charity may also send out posters with a photo of your missing loved one on it, and sometimes we put this on Facebook and Twitter as well. Doing this means lots of people will see the poster and hopefully let us know they have seen your missing person.

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