Who we are

A lifeline when someone disappears

We are a team of caring, highly skilled staff and volunteers working around the clock to support anyone affected by missing, alongside our partners and supporters across the UK.

Find out about the people who lead and support Missing People.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Missing People is committed to diversity and to equal opportunity.  See our Diversity and Inclusion policy for more.

Give time

Use the Search Directory to find out who is missing in your area or volunteer for Missing People.

Give socially

Join the Search by following us on Facebook or Twitter. The more people who share our missing people appeals with friends online, the more chance we have of finding them.

Give anything

Let us know how you are supporting Missing People! Call us on 0800 MISSING (647 7464) or email supporters@missingpeople.org.uk and tell us how you can help.

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Missing People works in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons, which is based in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The charity’s Research Manager Lucy Holmes holds an Honorary Research Fellowship within the Centre, and Missing People also chairs the Centre’s Advisory Board.

Missing People sits on a number of research advisory groups, including the recent Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research project on the ‘Geographies of missing people: processes, experiences and responses’ led by the Universities of Glasgow and Dundee; and the University of Bedfordshire’s recent research into sexual exploitation in gangs and groups. This research was commissioned to inform and underpin the Office of the Children Commissioner’s formal inquiry into group related sexual exploitation.

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