Andrew was just 14 when he disappeared after returning from school. Andrew was last seen nearly 150 miles from home, alone in London. Sadly Andrew's story is not unique.
As you read this, there are missing children who are alone, terrified and vulnerable to harm and exploitation. We urgently need your help to protect them.
140,000 children go missing each year in the UK. Every child is vulnerable. Every child deserves to get home safe. The longer they are missing, the greater the chance of harm. We must act fast to find them.
The number of children seeking our help has now doubled. Our 24/7 crisis team is stretched to capacity. They urgently need your support, or we face many missing children being unprotected and unfound.
Text FIND to 70660 to donate £5 from your mobile.
Making a donation of £5 will mean you are helping us to find vulnerable children. If you are happy to hear from us, we will send you stories from the frontline of children you are helping.
All funds raised will go directly to our children's services. You can find out more about our fundraising by reading our Fundraising Promise. Want to donate over the phone or ask us a question? Call us on 0208 392 4571.
With your help we can Find Every Child – here’s how.
Our expert team is primed to step into action within minutes of being asked to help find a missing child. Here’s how your donation will help us to Find Every Child:
£3 a month: a message of hope
By supporting our police approved Textsafe® service, we can get a vital message into a child's hands when they are reported missing. This will give them the tools to access the urgent support that they so desperately need. Text SAFE to 70660 to donate £3 a month from your mobile.
£5 a month: 24/7 support for children in crisis.
Thanks to donations like yours, a specialist team of crisis workers can support children, giving life-saving advice, led by what that child needs. This award winning service is accredited by the Helplines Partnership.
£30 single gift: launches an urgent search
This enables us to alert the public rapidly via poster campaigns, local searches and high profile media. No missing child should be forgotten. Our alerts are issued fast and harness "people power" to help make a missing child safe.
Texting "FIND" costs £5 plus your network charge. Please obtain the bill payer's permission. You can contact customer care on 0208 392 4571. Missing People receives 100% of your donation.