A child goes missing in the UK every 3 minutes...International Missing Children’s Day will commemorate the missing children who have found their way home, remember those who have been victims of crime and continue efforts to find those who are still missing.
A reception held on Wednesday (May 23) at Downing Street, hosted by the Home Secretary, brought together supporters and campaigners joined by key organisations and celebrities in order to raise awareness of the plight of thousands of children who go missing every year. 
Home Secretary Theresa May said: “Missing children are vulnerable and deserve the best support and protection we can provide.
“We in government have played our part with our Missing Children and Adults Strategy, which sets the direction for local services. And on last year’s International Missing Children’s Day we announced that we were strengthening our response by moving operational responsibility for missing children to CEOP from July 1 last year.
“I am delighted that, a year on, we are able to support the launch of the new MissingKids website in partnership with PACT, as well as Missing People’s new 116 000 helpline. Both services will bring much needed support to those most in need of help.”