Research and information

A collection of current knowledge about the issue of missing as well as our research reports, projects, collaborations and events.  

Understanding the reasons why people go missing and the impact on families left behind enables Missing People and our partners to provide better services.

Missing People’s research team conducts research and evaluation projects on a range of topics, and seeks to share the findings through these web pages. 

The Policy and Research team also provides a hub of information about missing, advocates for change through campaigns and policy work, and monitors and evaluates the charity's impact.

Missing News

The Policy and Research team circulates a regular newsletter, Missing News, containing up to date information about research, policy, events and sector developments. To sign up to Missing News, or to read previous editions, click here.

Article Index

A summary of research about the experiences of families when someone is missing.

If you are looking for advice and support for people when someone they care about is missing, you can find it here.

Families and missing (2013)

Click here or on the title above to download the Information Sheet as a PDF.

You might also wish to consult the following research reports on this topic.

Living in Limbo: The experiences of, and impacts on, the families of missing people (2008)

Living in Limbo: 5 Years On (2013)

An Uncertain Hope (2012)

Families living with absence: Searching for missing people (2013)


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