Friday, 17 November 2017

Trustees' Week: Words from our Vice-Chair

To mark Trustee's Week, we're celebrating the wonderful support we receive from our board of incredibly dedicated, skilled and passionate trustees. 

We recently spoke to Chris Rollings, to find out more about his role as Vice-Chair, and the other ways he gets involved with the work of Missing People.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Runaway Helpline: One year of 1-2-1 chat

It is one year on from the launch of our online 1-2-1 Chat service, designed to support children and young people who are away from home or thinking of leaving. As well as the 24/7 helpline, young people can speak directly to a helpline supervisor on the Runaway Helpline website, between 2:30 and 9pm.

Eloise, our Children and Young People Coordinator, reflects on a conversation she had this year.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Facebook Live: Aftercare when someone returns

What happens when a missing person returns? Although this is the outcome we hope for, we understand that the process of you or your loved one returning home isn't always easy. 

In our latest Facebook Live broadcast, Shane, our Aftercare Coordinator, talks to Helen about what support families need may when reconnecting with their missing loved one.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Together to Remember

On Thursday 14 September, we held Together to Remember. A day for families who are missing a loved one, to join with us and our friends and supporters, to remember every missing person across the world.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Remember a charity week

It’s Remember a Charity Week – an opportunity for supporters to consider leaving an incredible gift in their will, allowing charities to continue important work and plan for the future.

We spoke to Pav and Kirsty from our Individual Giving team, to find out the ‘how’s and ‘why’s of leaving a legacy gift to Missing People.


Monday, 4 September 2017

Kevin Gosden: The Longest Silence

Kevin's son Andrew went missing in 2007. Kevin and his family have spent 10 long years since, searching for answers. This week, Kevin will mark the anniversary of his son's disappearance in an interesting and unique way, taking the opportunity to kindly raise much needed funds for Missing People.

When Andrew went missing, one of the things I noticed was how much quieter the house became. I imagine that those who have been bereaved find the same.

Monday, 28 August 2017

A Poem by Cat: In Between

A poem for those missing someone.
By Cat Cade.

I shut my eyes
And let the darkness settle into my skin
And the places in between.

Memories of colour and laughter 
dance behind my eyelids, 

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.