Lucie Blackman Trust - Missing Abroad Programme

Lucie Blackman Trust - Missing Abroad Programme

Charity information

Lucie Blackman Trust - Missing Abroad Programme

Provides vital, unique support to British Nationals in crisis overseas, predominantly those with a missing person or the families of those killed overseas.

Founded 2005

  • Mission statement

    Missing Abroad is a project run by The Lucie Blackman Trust to give practical support to families with a loved one missing, murdered or in need of assistance whilst abroad. We work in partnership with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

    Since the disappearance of Lucie Blackman in Japan in 2000, The Lucie Blackman Trust has assisted many other families of missing relatives and has now established Missing Abroad to provide the unique expertise, practical help, advice and support gained by Lucie’s family.

    Drawing on this experience, Missing Abroad is the first point of contact for families suddenly confronted with the unthinkable, providing access to both knowledge and, where possible, finance to ensure that every effort can be made to find the person as quickly as possible. Since its inception in mid 2008, inspired by Lucie's family's experiences and the difficulties in getting media coverage for Amy Fitzpatrick, Missing Abroad's dedicated team has successfully completed a number of cases.

    Missing Abroad's invaluable services have allowed it to expand dramatically in 2010-2011, and it is able to support families who find themselves in a number of horrific situations. Alongside its continual work with families of a Missing Person, Missing Abroad assists in Homicide Overseas, Accidental Death Overseas, Abduction and Hostage cases, and offers advice and support for a huge variety of crises that befall British Citizens whilst travelling overseas. Support is available to attend court proceedings, rescue a family member who urgently needs bringing back to the UK and much more.

    The close links and partnerships Missing Abroad has with governments, police and other authorities both in the UK and worldwide allows it to deliver a fast responsive service - support when it is needed most.

  • Aims

    Lucie Blackman Trust - Missing Abroad Programme aims to:

    • To ensure that all families of British Nationals in crisis overseas have access to fast, efficient and fair support.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2005

    Registered Charity Number: 1118143

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 01983 718802

    Address: 16-17 Union Road, Ryde Isle of Wight PO33 2ER

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