Missing children helplines

Use our helplines to find advice and support about missing children

Missing Kids

If you have any information on the whereabouts of a missing child, please contact: 116 000

missingkids.co.uk

Off-line and online safety advice

Missing Kids UK is a website run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, the UK’s national law enforcement agency for protecting children.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Tel: Tel: 020 7008 1500

fco.gov.uk

Our Child Abduction Section offers assistance to British nationals affected by international parental child abduction. You should contact the police if your child has been taken from the UK overseas without your consent.

Railway Children

Call: 01270 757 596

railwaychildren.org.uk

Our work in the UK

Railway Children exists to help vulnerable children in grave circumstances. Our objective is to provide relief to children and young people who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress and in particular to those living on the streets.

Help Find Ben

Contact: helpfindbenneedham@gmail.com

helpfindben.co.uk

The official campaign website to help find Ben Needham.

Find Madeleine - The official website to find Madeleine McCann

If you have any information call: 020 7321 9251

Email: investigation@findmadeleine.com

findmadeleine.com

Help Find my Child

helpfindmychild.net

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, but it happens every single day around the world. Children go missing and parents are left picking up the pieces and trying to find a missing child in a world much larger than they ever fully thought possible. If you are a parent of a missing child, we hope you will find solace here as you connect to other parents and spread the word about your child. It’s our hope that through this site, parents will find hope and children can come home again.

Crimestoppers

To report a crime anonymously, call: 0800 555 111

crimestoppers-uk.org

The Lucy Blackman Trust

In an emergency - where life is at risk, the person has been missing for less than a week or you believe they are imminent danger, you can contact the Missing Abroad Operations Team on 0207 047 5060 24 hours a day. We operate an emergency pager service - call 07666 868141 for fast response.

Missing abroad

Assistance abroad

Homicide abroad

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.

Reunite International

Advice Line: 0116 2556 234

reunite.org

We are the leading UK charity specialising in international parental child abduction. We understand the difficult issues surrounding international parental child abduction, and we can offer you practical, impartial advice, information and support through our specialist advice line.

PACT

pact-online.org

Every year hundreds of thousands of children around the world go missing or are abducted. Some are forcibly separated from one parent by the other, some are abused, and others simply disappear, never to be found again. PACT was created to help ensure the protection of these children and provide on-line advice and support to victims and their families.

MATCH (Mothers Apart from Their Children)

matchmothers.org

MATCH offers non-judgemental emotional support to mothers apart from their children in a wide variety of circumstances, including parental abduction.