Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Facebook Live: Kevin Gosden

Some families that we support through the difficult time of missing a loved one, decide to get more involved with the charity through events, fundraising and writing.

In our latest Facebook Live video, Community Fundraising Manager Bryony is joined by Kevin Gosden, who explains why he has given so much support to Missing People over the last 10 years, since his 14 year old son went missing.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Sprint Education, our newest supporters!

Our work supporting vulnerable people and their families would not be possible without the incredible support of various companies who are kind enough to offer their services for free.

Sprint Education is an award-winning education marketing agency that offer edu-strategies, data and software that connect education businesses/charities with schools and teachers, amounting to over 48 million education staff connections for their clients annually.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Karen’s Thoughts: Response to Uma Thurman’s #MeToo

A recent Instagram post by Uma Thurman, star of Kill Bill, included the #MeToo hashtag, which has been used by hundreds of people across the world to share stories of sexual harassment and expose cases of sexual abuse. 

Karen, Director of Development and Partnerships at Missing People, blogs her response to Uma's post.

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.

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.