International Missing Children's Day

25th May 2021

To mark International Missing Children’s Day, we at Missing People are encouraging everyone to post about the day on their social media accounts to raise awareness about the issue of missing. Whether you Tweet, Snap or Insta, we have you covered!

On this page, you will find a social media pack complete with stats and suggested text for your social posts as well as images for social. It could not be easier to get involved!

We have created several images that can be shared on all the main social media platforms. Each image shares a case study of a missing child. All case studies are based on real experiences.

We are also asking that everyone share as many missing children appeals as they can for the week of 24.05 – 28.05. All current missing children appeals can be accessed below or here.

Thank you for getting involved this year and helping us to make a real difference to families with a missing child.

Case study - Andrew Gosden

All case studies on our social images are inspired by real case studies. Harry’s story is based on Andrew Gosden who has been missing since 2007. Video originally filmed in 2019. 

Download a story to share to your social media platforms below and help us to raise awareness of this important issue. Together, we can #FindEveryChild. 

Harry's story

'Harry was meant to be at school that day, but instead withdrew some money from his account and bought a train ticket to the city. He was last seen on cctv leaving the train station.​'

Helen's story

'Helen, aged 16, was feeling very low. A lot was going on for her and she was struggling to cope. She walked into town and took a cab to a local beauty spot. No one ever saw her again.​'

Ali's story

'Ali, 15, spoke little English but was learning fast. He had only been in the country a short time but was already well liked at school. He walked into town, where he regularly attended his community centre, but was never seen again.​'

Sign up to be a Digital Search Hero

We have launched a regular email so that you can be aware of new missing person appeals and share them far and wide! We are also calling on all Heroes to be the eyes and ears for Missing People on the ground. Your sighting of a missing person could make a difference in a crucial time.