Missing abroad helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on searching for missing people abroad

GOVUK – Missing Persons Abroad

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Global Response Centre: 0207 008 1500

Missing persons

When a relative or friend goes missing abroad it can be very distressing and you may feel at a loss as to what to do about it. This leaflet explains what practical help our consular staff can offer you, what you may wish to do yourself, and where you can go for additional help.

Missing Abroad

Emergency 24 Service: 07545 826497


The first few hours in a missing person's search are often referred to as 'The Golden Hours'. In this time quite often the missing person is found, and there are a number of steps you can take initially yourself. If at any point in this list you feel unable to carry on or need help, advice or just someone to make some calls for you then just call our Operations Team. Missing Abroad is the first point of contact for families suddenly confronted with the unthinkable, providing access to both knowledge and logistical support to ensure that every effort can be made to find the person as quickly as possible.

UK Police National Missing Persons Unit

Call or text 116 000


Provides a central location for the exchange of information connected with the search for missing persons both nationally and internationally.

Missing People

Call or text 116 000


Missing abroad

The UK’s only charity that works with young runaways, missing and unidentified people, their families and others who care for them.

Runaway Helpline

Call or text 116 000


Confidential helpline for children and young people who have run away from home or care, or who have been forced to leave home.


To report a crime anonymously, call: 0800 555 111


Find Madeleine - The official website to find Madeleine McCann

If you have any information call: 0845 838 4699

email: investigation@findmadeleine.com