Charity information

Hostage UK

Hostage UK is a small charity that works to improve the support received by hostages and their families, both during and after the kidnap. While considerable focus is given to the resolution of the case in terms of negotiation and release, almost no attention is given to the needs of the family during a kidnap and those of them and the hostage when they come home.

Hostage UK achieves this mission in two main ways. First we provide support direct to families. This could be pastoral care, practical help, or access to our team of pro bono psychologists, lawyers and other advisors. All this help is provided free of charge and on an independent basis. Second, we offer education and training to organisations sending employees and contractors to kidnap hotspots to help improve their ability to support families and hostages.

Founded 2004