We work closely with other specialist teams within the 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 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, Commonwealth and Development 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.

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people.

ICACU is the operational central authority for England and Wales for the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

ICMEC is the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. There is also the Global Missing Children’s Network (GMCN) which is a collaborative venture that brings together 31 member countries on 5 continents to help recover missing and abducted children.

The Lucie Blackman Trust provides families with information, liaison, advice and support throughout a missing person’s case overseas.

The Police Expert Network on Missing Persons was founded by AMBER Alert Europe foundation and consists of police experts in the field of missing people all over Europe.

For more information on who our partners are and how they can help, please look at our Resources page.

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