If you think a friend or family member may be missing and at risk, and you have not yet informed the police or any other authority, call 999 or your local police station immediately to report a missing person.
If you are unsure of how to report a missing person, or whether the individual you are concerned about would be considered missing by the police, please click on the link below to read our guidance on what to do:
The disappearance of someone who is close to you can be a traumatic and confusing time for those left behind and may affect many aspects of day to day life. This guide is designed to offer advice on a variety of topics relating to the disappearance of a family member. However, much of the advice found here will be of use to anyone connected to a missing person, including friends, colleagues and carers.
Some missing people will only be missing for a matter of hours, so some families will only need a fraction of the information and advice provided in this section. If someone is missing for a longer period, more of the guidance may become relevant and useful.
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