I am an adult...

And need support.

You might be reading this because you are missing – or have lost touch with someone who is missing you. We won't judge you or tell you what to do. We will listen to, understand and help you.

Want to talk?

We are free, confidential and available 24/7.

Call or text 116 000

Email 116000@missingpeople.org.uk.   

You can text us even if you have no credit left on your mobile phone.

Confidentiality policy

Missing People is a confidential service and we cannot trace your calls. Please see our Confidentiality Policy.

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We know that during the current COVID-19 outbreak, it feels less safe than ever to leave home, or think about going missing. We want to help you to keep safe should you be thinking about leaving home, and let you know how to get in touch with us if you need to talk. 

We’ve put together the following tips in case they’re helpful in these difficult times... 

If your home environment is not or does not feel safe and you’re thinking of leaving:  

  • If you do leave home, follow guidance to keep yourself and others safe from Covid-19 in public by:   

    • staying 2 metres away from other people 
    • wearing a face covering 
    • avoiding crowded places 
    • leaning your hands and any surfaces you touch regularly
  • While you’re away it may be harder to charge your phone and access places to rest or stay because of many businesses remaining closed or having stricter policies. Think about what you will need to stay safe and where you will be able to go. 

 If you’re not currently planning to leave but you're struggling at home: 

  • While family visits and spending time with friends is restricted, it’s really important that we are all able to stay in contact with safe people in our lives. Ensure you have access to a phone or can get online to maintain communication. 


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