Friday, 11 August 2017

Facebook Live Q&A: Publicity for missing people

From web appeals and social media, to printed posters and city billboards, publicity plays a key role in the search for a missing person and is one of the services we offer at Missing People. 

Polly, senior communications manager, and Amy, publicity and casework manager, answered some of your questions about publicity on Facebook Live last week.


Monday, 24 July 2017

Heidi: 5 things I’ve learned since working at Missing People

Heidi Maduhu recently celebrated reaching her third year at Missing People. We were interested to know what she's learnt during her time working for the charity, so she told us her top 5.

I joined Missing People as a Services Advisor and I was promoted to Services Supervisor within the year. This May, I became a Senior Service Coordinator, supporting the Return Home Interview teams both here at Head Office and in Surrey, Sussex and Hertfordshire.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Spotlight on: Eloise, Children & Young People Coordinator

A huge portion of our work involves supporting young people who are thinking of or already have run away from home. Eloise works in our Children and Young People's Services team, and tells us more about what she gets up to on a daily basis.

My name is Eloise and I'm the Children and Young People’s Coordinator. We have a core service dedicated completely to Children and Young people called Runaway Helpline that features a 1-2-1 chat system.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Emma: Singing for missing people

Emma joined the Missing People Choir after receiving support from the charity whilst her mother was missing. Here she describes her whirlwind experience of BGT and her personal journey with the choir.

I have been singing with the Missing People choir since it began in 2014. I’ve always loved singing and when I went to my first Missing People carol concert at St-Martins-in–the-Field the year my Mum was missing - it made me want to join a choir.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Esra: Bringing hope through pedal power

In early June, 5 incredible cyclists took to the roads for 3 days, covering almost 300 miles, to raise money for Missing People. Supporter and relative cycling-newbie Esra Parr tells us about her experience in the saddle.

I’d always fancied taking up some kind of physical challenge and having known about and sponsored Missing People's previous Edinburgh to London cycle challenge last year, 3 days seemed far easier!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Facebook Live Q&A: Living with a missing loved one

We invited Pauline & Jim to our London office to talk to Rob live on Facebook about their experience of their son Matthew going missing for 6 years.

How did Matthew’s disappearance affect you?

Jim: Initially it was the worry of not knowing. We had no insight that Matthew was going to go missing. He told us he was going to London for the weekend to see a friend; we now know that that never happened. 


Friday, 16 June 2017

The Day I Stopped Running: A letter from a missing person

Missing People provides support to families who have been left behind. But just as importantly, we are a lifeline to anybody who is away from home as well. One very brave person tells us in a letter, the difficult and emotional story of what led her to leave home, and what inspired her to return again.

To The Missing People Choir,

Although I am crying my eyes out as I write, I know that it is something I have to do, to encourage you all and to put something back. Your performances on Britain's Got Talent have profoundly touched my life, not least because your beautiful voices captivated the heart of the nation but more personally because you changed my future.

Around 250,000 people go missing in the UK each year. 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 www.missingpeople.org.uk.

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