Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Returning Missing Adults – the chance to make a difference

This blog was written by our Research Manager Lucy Holmes. If you would like to know more about this work, please contact policyandresearch@missingpeople.org.uk or see our website for more information and statistics.

When a small child goes missing - whether they’ve wandered out of sight in a supermarket or got lost on a crowded beach, or something more sinister - the natural reaction is to panic. When adults go missing, it’s easier to assume that they can take care of themselves, or that they’ve made a choice to go missing. For their loved ones who miss them, however, an adult disappearance can be equally terrifying.

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.