Missing

What to do if you think someone's missing

If you're worried about someone you think may be missing, contact the police. There's no time limit on when you can make a report. You don't, for example, have to wait 24 hours.

The easiest ways to report a person missing are by calling the police on 999 in an emergency situation or by calling your local police force on 101. Alternatively, take a look at our Missing People First Steps Guidance on how to report someone as missing.

Missing People helpline

Missing People is a charity that can help if someone you care about has gone missing. Missing People offers support, advice and practical help at this difficult time.

Resources

  • 'Missing People' - An independent charity providing help, guidance and assistance if you know someone who is missing or has run away
  • Missing Kids UK - Advice for parents and guardians