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.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Volunteers' Week 2017

Volunteers' Week runs nationally from 1 - 7 June.

This year, we took the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our volunteers. From writing case studies, and contacting Publicity Partners, to supporting the helpline and organising events in the community, our volunteers give so much more than just their time.

Dottie, Volunteering Coordinator at Missing People, tells us more.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Meet the Missing People Choir: Part 5

We conclude our Meet the Missing People Choir series on the day of the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals!

This week we're excited to talk to Pam Sargent, Rachel Edwards, Tony Parrack, Anne Hetherton, Nelda Johnson and Karen Robinson and find out what motivates them to sing in this very special choir.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

An Insight: Working with Young People

Our helpline is open 24/7, and our staff and volunteers receive a variety of calls, texts and emails. One team member tells us more about how they reach out and respond to young people.

We get any number of contacts from young people to the Missing People helpline every day. Often this is because they’ve been reported missing and have been sent a message – a ‘Textsafe’ – encouraging them to get in touch with the helpline, which is free to contact, confidential and open 24 hours a day.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Bryony & Georgia: Our race to raise funds

Bryony, Community and Events Manager, and Georgia, Communications Officer, are taking part in the Missing People 10k on 11 June. 

Why did you decide to sign up to the 10k?

Georgia: I first got into running just over a year and a half ago. Whilst at my previous job, a friend started an after-work running club as she was training herself for the London Marathon.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Meet the Missing People Choir: Part 4

The 4th in our 'Meet the Missing People Choir' series is written by Peter Boxell. Peter has been involved in the choir since the very beginning, after his dream of singing to his missing son became a reality at a Missing People Carol Service, and his own lyrics created the choir's current song 'I Miss You'. Peter tells us more...

My 15-year-old son Lee disappeared in 1988. Despite intensive investigations, Lee remains missing.

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

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.