We are part of a wider network of partners that work together to assist police forces during missing person investigations, and support the friends and family of missing individuals.
We are part of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command within the National Crime Agency, working closely with colleagues leading work to protect missing children in the UK and eradicate the sexual exploitation of children. We also work closely with other specialist teams within the National Crime Agency, including the International Crime Bureau, the Major Crime Support teams and the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit.
Outside of the NCA, some of our key partners are:
Missing People is an independent charity providing a lifeline when someone disappears. It provides support for those left behind as well as those who have gone missing.
The Child Trafficking Advice Centre, part of the NSPCC, is a specialist team providing advice and support for professionals when a young person may have been trafficked.
The Children's Society is a children's charity committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including safeguarding children in care and young runaways.
Reunite are the leading UK charity specialising in international parental child abduction and the movement of children across international borders.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides services to British nationals overseas through their global network of Embassies and other posts.
The Ministry of Justice works to protect the public and provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public.
Department for Education is responsible for education and children's services in England, making sure that local services protect and support children.
The Centre for the Study of Missing Persons was founded to accommodate the growing interest in the field of missing persons, providing a clear focus for research, knowledge transfer and educational provision.
Specialist volunteer search teams across the UK, such as Lowland Rescue and Mountain Rescue, assist the Police with high-risk missing persons searches. All members are volunteers and teams do not charge the police or public for their specialist resources including search dogs, water and land search teams.
For more information on who our partners are and how they can help, please look at our Resources page.