Missing People have relaunched their 'Lost Contact' family tracing service, which offers a free and confidential way of getting back in touch.
To get help from the Lost Contact service, you and your relative both have to be over 18, the relative you are looking for must be in the UK, and you need to have been out of touch with the person you are seeking for between 6 months and 20 years.
Kirsty Hillman from Missing People, who runs the Lost Contact service, said:
“Since we relaunched this year we have taken on the search for well over 100 families. We support people through the process of searching and getting back in touch, whatever the outcome. Missing People use a number of different trace partners including a LexisNexis® Risk Solutions secure online system generously donated to us. We can’t guarantee we will always be able to find a trace for a loved one, but of the cases we have opened so far this year, we have only had to close about 8% without an outcome.”
Katherine, who has been reunited with her son Ed after nine years apart said:
“If it can happen for me, it can happen for anyone. It simply wouldn’t have happened without Missing People.”