Posted by Cumbria Together on 25 November 2015

On 30 October, the national missing person's charity Missing People launched a new website, to complement and support its own runaway helpline, which has been supporting young people for many years. The helpline is run by the charity, and their staff and volunteers are trained professionals providing confidential non-judgemental listening support and advice.

The new website provides information and support to young people before, while and after they are missing. Many people would rather research online than speak to someone when they first have a problem. This is why Missing People have created the first online space with detailed information, links and videos about running away and all the problems that make young people feel like leaving home.

The runaway helpline,  is free, confidential and 24/7 and by phone, text and email.