Join our consultation group for adults with lived experience

If you have been reported missing or are currently missing, we want to hear from you.

At Missing People we want to make sure that the voices of those who have been missing are at the heart of everything we do. We would like to hear more from adults who have experience of being missing, so if you have been missing or away from home before we would love to hear from you.

You might not identify with having been ‘missing’, so we also mean when people leave where they have been living or staying without telling or being able to tell other people where they have gone. This might be described as ‘going missing,’ ‘disappearing,’ ‘running away,’ ‘going absent,’ or ‘taking time out.’ This might include being away from home, care, a hospital, or a mental health care setting. Whatever you call it, we want to hear from you.

We are setting up a consultation group for adults who have been missing, which we hope will be a group of adults who we can get in touch with to ask questions about lots of different things that the charity is doing. The group will have input into things like policy and research work, marketing campaigns, work to improve our support services for missing adults, and advocacy and campaigning work undertaken by Missing People. You can be as involved as you like, and if we ask you questions or for information you don’t want to answer or to share, that’s absolutely fine.

All communication at this point will be done via email or phone: whichever you prefer, and you can leave the consultation group whenever you like. Once you fill out this form someone from our research team will send you an e-mail or phone you in the following weeks to introduce themselves and to send you information about the group and any input we are currently looking for.

Please note this is a group for adults and all participants must be at least 18 years old.

If you would like to know more about the group before filling out this form, please contact Jane Hunter in our research team, by emailing

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