Recently, Trisha Goddard invited our CEO, Jo Youle, to speak on Talk Radio. The interview was in response to our recently released racial discrimination report. Throughout the interview, they explore the over-representation of Black people in missing person numbers and reports of racial discrimination during the reporting process. Families disclosed these experiences to Missing People last year.
In 2021, we called for people with lived experience to come forward and help us better understand the presence of racial discrimination when reporting a loved one missing. Families of colour told us that they felt that they were not listened to and that their missing loved ones were not seen as high priorities. They also shared that they felt their loved ones struggled to get the same level of media coverage as others.
Alongside these disclosures, our report also details the role of the media in missing person reports and the over-representation of people from Black communities in missing person numbers.
We have created guidance for people who feel that they have been discriminated against when reporting a loved one missing. Access the guidance below or contact our free, confidential helpline from 9 am-11 pm, 7 days per week for support. We are here for anyone who is missing, thinking of leaving, or who has a missing loved one.Read here