Police referral services

If you are handling a missing person investigation, we have a range of services that can help.

Services overview

We can circulate covert briefings to help find a missing person 48 hours after their disappearance. After seven days, we can tailor-make a publicity appeal for a missing person, providing targeted local or national publicity which reaches out to the public for information. We can launch an immediate appeal if a missing person’s life is in danger.

We are able to offer family and friends of a missing person free and confidential emotional support via phone, text or email, telephone counselling, peer network support, and an allocated Family Support Worker.

TextSafe® is a way for us to reach out to a vulnerable missing child or adult and let them know that our confidential helpline services are available to them. We can send a TextSafe® as soon as someone has gone missing.