Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ben Westwood: Poems from a Runaway

Why does a child decide to run away and disappear? What are their feelings, thoughts and fears while they are missing?

Singer, writer and ex-runaway Ben Westwood decided to share with Missing People his touching experience of going missing, leaving his native Staffordshire for London. He recalls the worries that made him run away from home, the dangers encountered when living on the streets and his final return home also in his self-published book "Poems from a Runaway".

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Let’s not forget the quiet folk who donate to charities

Our CEO Jo Youle reminds us of all the silent fundraisers and donors who make a difference without asking for anything back, sharing her encounters with and celebrating the charity's unsung heroes.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Missing People's new counselling service

Missing People has provided a Counselling Service for adults since 2012 and from today, 1st March 2018, we will be offering the service to young people affected by a loved one missing from their lives. This support will be available to children as young as 11.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Student Volunteering Week 2018 - Katy's story

Our conclusive post for Student Volunteering Week 2018 features a photo diary from Katy, our Data Processing and Supporter Care Volunteer. She does vital work within our Individual Giving Team to ensure that donations the charity receives are inputted correctly into our database. She has given us an insider look into what a typical day volunteering for Missing People is for her and how volunteering fits around her student life.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Student Volunteering Week 2018 - Jonathan's story

This week is Student Volunteering Week!

Jonathan, one of our dedicated Helpline Volunteers tells us about how their role on the Helpline has led them to studying towards a postgraduate MA in psychotherapy and counselling at university.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Student Volunteering Week 2018

Today marks the beginning of Student Volunteering Week 2018 which is running nationwide from 19th-25th February. 

The aim behind the week is to show students the benefits of volunteering whilst studying so in light of this, we’ve asked one of our lovely volunteers to tell us about their experience of volunteering for Missing People whilst they’ve been studying for an MSc at university. 

Friday, 9 February 2018

Children's Mental Health Week: Messy Minds

Can you remember the mess of your mind as a child? The utter devastation you felt the first time you experienced rejection, failure, a broken heart or felt unsafe? Remember that time you didn’t understand what was happening, after someone you love had an accident or died, or that day the house got burgled and nothing was normal for a while, or ever.

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.