Housing and support for young people

The Runaway Helpline

The Runaway Helpline is for anyone under 18 years old who has run away from home and needs help and advice.

You can also use the helpline if you’re thinking about running away.

The Runaway Helpline can help you get a message back to your parents to let them you know that you’re safe.

All contact with the Runaway Helpline is confidential, and the advisers can’t find out where you are unless you choose to tell them. You can get in touch with the helpline by phone, text, email or on the website - see contact information below.

Contact information

Cal: 0808 800 7070 or text 80234 - you can text us even if you have no credit left on your mobile phone. 

You can also email runaway@missingpeople.org.uk 

Visit the Missing People website for more information.