Get Involved

A lifeline when someone disappears

Become part of the Missing People community

From making a donation online to taking part in a fundraising event – there are lots of ways that you can get involved and help us:

  • Search for vulnerable missing people
  • Support families waiting for news
  • Reconnect missing people with their families.

Give time

Use the Search Directory to find out who is missing in your area or volunteer for Missing People.

Give socially

Join the Search by following us on Facebook or Twitter. The more people who share our missing people appeals with friends online, the more chance we have of finding them.

Give anything

Let us know how you are supporting Missing People! Call us on 0800 MISSING (647 7464) or email supporters@missingpeople.org.uk and tell us how you can help.

Andrew was just 14 when he disappeared.

He was last seen nearly 150 miles from home, alone in London. His parents, Kevin and Glenys, have been desperately searching for him ever since, their one hope that one day he will return home, safe and well. 

Sadly, Andrew's story is not unique. In fact every 2 minutes, a child is reported missing in the UK.

As you read this, there are thousands of missing children who are alone, terrified and vulnerable to harm and exploitation. 

Every child deserves to get home safe. We urgently need your help to protect them.

A regular donation of £3 could help us reach out to 10 missing children by text message each month.

Will use our police approved service to send a vital message into a child’s hands soon as they are reported missing. Our supportive message will explain to the missing child how they can contact us to speak to one of our trained helpline advisors.

Text SAFE now to 70660 to donate £3 a month from your mobile phone* 

Or set-up a regular donation via direct debit.

Last year, over 1,500 young people responded to our police approved text service which enabled them to receive the vital support they require. However, demand for our services have doubled in the last three years.

With your donation, we will be able to reach out to even more in a high risk situation. 

*Text costs £3 plus network charge. Missing People receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Customer care 02083924571 Charity No 1020419. Missing People will send regular updates via text and may contact you at any time to ask for your contact preference.