I haven't been able to contact my friend/family member. Can you check to see if they're okay?

I haven't been able to contact my friend/family member. Can you check to see if they're okay?

If you have simply lost touch, and there are no unusual circumstances, Police will not commence a search as we do not provide a family tracing service. You could try the Salvation Army family tracing service on their website Salvation Army.

If you have made some attempt to find your friend/relative and you hold genuine fears for their safety, which can be justified, you should report them missing to your local police, in person. As part of taking a missing persons report, we need to be able to verify who you are and that the reasons for making the report are genuine. When making a missing persons report you should try to provide:

  • the missing person's full name and date of birth
  • a recent photograph of the missing person
  • details of where and when they were last seen or heard from
  • a full description of the missing person
  • details of any vehicle they may be using or travelling in
  • names and contact details of friends and associates
  • any relevant medical/mental health information
  • details of any bank accounts and credit cards that the missing person may be using
  • the missing person's cell phone number and email address
  • any known travel plans or destinations
  • details of anyone in the company of the missing person
  • details of any enquiries you have made to locate the person yourself.