Since the start of the pandemic, the world has been changing in ways we could not have predicted. At Missing People, we are concerned about mental health issues, financial pressures, and the economic picture – and how these issues will increase the likelihood that adults go missing and increase their vulnerability.

In 2017, we set off on a five-year plan, but the changes brought by the pandemic meant that we needed to pause that plan in 2020 and review our priorities. In response to these unexpected challenges, Missing People is pleased to announce a new Two-Year Strategy to explore these fresh concerns, their impact and how we plan to tackle them.

‘This plan represents the thinking, the ideas, and the imagining from people across the missing people community. From people who are living through the experience of missing, from our partners, frontline team delivering the services, from our policy thinkers, fundraisers, our trustees, our finance people, the people who look after our staff and volunteers, the technical people that make it all happen. It also draws on, and stands on the shoulders of, everyone who has been part of Missing People from the beginning.’ Jo Youle, Chief Executive of Missing People.

Read the strategy here.