Monday, 21 December 2015

Keeping missing people safe



This blog post has been written by Susannah Drury, Director of Policy, Research and Development at Missing People. 

Paige Chivers was 15 when her mum died. Paige struggled to cope with her grief, on top of her troubled home life.  Excluded from school, and without the right professional support, Paige started to go missing regularly.  Following an argument with her dad about money, she went missing for the last time. Tragically, she would never return.  Paige had run away to be with a man in his 50s who has been accused of sexually exploiting her and who went on to murder her.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

November Postcode Millions in Pontyclun



Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have supported Missing People since 2008. We’re one of the lucky 63 causes in the UK and globally supported by players and to date, over £3.4 million of the £91 million raised overall has come directly to us, helping us be a lifeline when someone goes missing. With support from players we can sustain our free, confidential and 24 hour helpline, 116000, for those missing or considering going missing and the families left.

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.