Thursday, 16 May 2019

#FindEveryChildWeek- Andrew's story

This year, we are launching #FindEveryChild week. With over 80,000 children being reported missing in the UK every year, it's important that we're able to offer our services round the clock. Our helpline supports young people who are at risk of harm, as well as the families desperate for answers. We have been speaking with some of the families who's children have been missing for a long time. Andrew Gosden has been missing since September 2007. His parents, Kevin and Glenys, have shared their story below.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

A new Missing People online family community

Families are leading the way in the planning for a new Missing People online family community. Last November we tested a Facebook live session as a way to get more families involved.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Missing on Mother's Day

Whether it's children missing their mum's or mothers waiting for their child to come home, we know that Mother's Day can be a painful reminder that someone very special and important to you is away from home. Andrea tells us how her daughter being missing will affect her family this Mother's Day.

Monday, 18 March 2019

March For Matt by Karen Bone

Karen Bone, mother of missing Matthew Bone writes about her experience of setting up a 'Walk For' for her son. Matthew went missing on the 9th of March 2018 from Waterlooville, Hampshire when he was 26 years old.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Making new friends

“Simple ways to make new friends for charity, and why it really, really matters.”

This Valentine's Day, our CEO Jo Youle writes about her experience making new friends. Jo talks about how these friendships have lead to some incredible support for the charity from lots of brilliant people.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Today is #TimeToTalk day, it's also Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness week. If you are a young person and feel like you want to run away or leave home because of sexual violence or abuse, we want to let you know that's OK and we are here to listen and support you.

Thursday, 31 January 2019


We are sure that you must of heard of the #10YearChallenge taking social platforms by storm. This light-hearted challenge is nothing but a fun throw back moment for most people. For Kevin, the 10 Year Challenge conjurers up different feelings. Kevin's son Andrew has been missing for 11 years. With the help of an aged-progressed image, Kevin takes a moment to reflect on how Andrew might have changed during the time he has been away from home.

Someone is reported missing every 90 seconds in the UK. The Missing Blog aims to give a voice to all those affected by this issue.

Written by families and friends of missing people, supporters working to raise awareness of the cause, and volunteers and staff at the charity Missing People, we hope that this blog will offer a window into the issue of missing.

The charity Missing People is a lifeline when someone disappears. To find out more about Missing People and ways that you can support the charity visit

Call or text the charity Missing People for free on 116 000, 24/7 if you or anyone you know is affected by a disappearance.