Missing People is an independent charity, funded by donations. We have a small team of staff and volunteers able to answer media enquiries. We will try to get back to you as quickly as possible, even if we are unable to help.
Please read the information below before contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8392 4511.
Contacting families of missing people
If you would like to speak to a family member of someone who is missing, please consult the Join the Search pages for details of those who are currently missing in your area, and then get in touch with your local police press force.
Images of missing people
If you would like to use a photo of a missing person that currently appears on our website, please contact us on the details above with the name and reference number of the person, as well as a brief description of the article it will accompany.
The charity politely requests you feature the contact details we will provide to you, alongside images.
Spokesperson/expert commentary and interview requests
To request an interview with a spokesperson from Missing People, please send a summary of your request to the details above. Missing People has an ISDN line available for interviews.
While Missing People spokespeople cannot comment on the specifics of any case due to the confidential nature of the charity’s work, we can provide an insight into the experience of those who go missing and the impact on families left behind, as well as the work the charity does to help.
For statistics on the issue of ‘missing people’ as a whole, please click here. For requests relating to police statistics on the issue, you will need to contact NPIA.
Generic images and case studies
Missing People has a range of copyrighted images, posed by models that visually represent the issue. The charity also has a handful of case studies which represent the wide variety of young runaways, missing adults and families left behind who we support every day.
Information relating to a specific case
If you’d like to know more about a specific case, please type the person’s name into the search box in the left-bottom corner of this website. All the information that the charity is at liberty to publicise will be found in the online case appeal.
If you require an update about the investigation, we would recommend you contact the police force responsible, or the NPIA.
If you are looking for help with researching a documentary we can happily put you in touch with one of a number of experts on the issue. Our Policy and Research team may be able to assist you with statistics and wider research, while our Services team could you give you a broader introduction to the charity and an insight into the families and vulnerable missing adults and children we support.
As ours is a small national charity and we field many media requests, our policy is to ask for a donation of £100 for an hour of our staff’s time. Otherwise, we can arrange a 10-15 minute call between you and one of our staff for a briefer education on the subject. Email email@example.com with a brief description of your idea, and the kind of meeting you would like to set up.
If you have an idea that would help to support the charity, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org a brief description of the project and how you believe it would benefit Missing People.