Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline – Missing People Charity

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Who is it for?

Anyone who is thinking about running away, have already run away, or have been away and come back.

Age range

11 to 17

Services offered

Whatever you tell us at Runaway Helpline we’ll listen and offer support. Not judge or tell you what to do. It’s your call. Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back. You can also contact us if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused. Runaway Helpline has been supporting young people for many years and is run by the UK charity Missing People. Our staff and volunteers are trained professionals who want to help you through anything you are finding tough. There is also advice on the website that covers a range of topics/issues young people may be facing at home.

How to access

You can call or text, for free, 24 hours a day. You can also talk to an advisor on the online 1-2-1 Chat.


[email protected]

Open hours

24 7 service


Social Media

Twitter @RunawayHelpline