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.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Meet the Missing People Choir: Part 3

Our 5 part Missing People Choir series continues.

This week, we catch up with choir members Emma Cullingford, Louise Vesely-Shore, Jan Lovett, Cherryll Williams and Sarah-Jane Clements to ask them about their experiences of joining the choir, singing and performing with each other, and of course, recently auditioning on Britain's Got Talent.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Ross Miller: Remembering, 10 years on

Director of Fundraising & Communication, Ross, shares a memorable moment 10 years ago, and explores today's need to reach out to every missing child and help bring them home.

The words no family with a missing loved one wants to hear; anniversaries normally mark moments of celebration, joy and happiness.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Paul & Tracy: Bowles Biking Challenge

Paul and Tracy Bowles decided to take on an epic 1,830 mile challenge, riding a motorcycle from Liverpool, taking in a loop of the whole country from John O’Groats to Lands’ End, and ending back in Liverpool, to support two charities close to their heart; Missing People and Merseyside Jewish Community Care

Steven, Paul’s brother, went missing on 23 April 2016.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Meet the Missing People Choir: Part 2

In the second of our 5 part 'Meet the Choir' series, we introduce you to choir members Sarah Godwin, Michael Dixon, Denise Horvath-AllanMelanie Steele, Siobhan Dunne and Alan Jones.

Read on to find out why they joined the Choir and what their favourite memories are so far.

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.