Monday, 27 February 2017

New Campaign Launch: Will you help us find every child?

Jo Youle introduces our biggest ever fundraising campaign to date.

A few months ago I met a young boy. He was living with a foster father because his mum was too ill to look after him. He’d been missing 3 times that week alone.

When asked if he felt safe when he was away, he said no. But that he didn't care. He didn’t care about anything, or what happened to him. So it was quite something to say that we did care about him.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Lucy Holmes: A final farewell

Lucy Holmes reflects on almost a decade of work as Research Manager at Missing People.

This time last week I was at the #LostinMigration conference in the beautiful Verdala Palace, courtesy of the President of Malta, where I shared research findings about missing trafficked and unaccompanied children. This research is just the most recent in a varied and important range of projects I've worked on since I joined Missing People's Policy and Research team in 2007.

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.