How Can You Help?

How Can You Help?

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Welcome to the Missing Black People Volunteer Workspace. This document has been simplified so that it is clear who is doing what and how you can help the initiative.

1. Sign and share the Petition

The petition was created to challenge the UK government to publicly investigate reasons why Black people are overrepresented in missing person statistics. We currently await a written government response as we have hit our initial 10K target. We're currently targeting 100K signature so that the subject can be debated in parliament.

2. Donate to support private therapy sessions

Losing a loved one can be particularly traumatic especially if there is little closure following the investigation. We would like to support the families and friends of Black people that have been missing over longer periods of time. Your donation will help provide 20 sessions (give or take) with professional trauma and PTSD therapists for each person that requires it.

Missing Black People is incorporated as Norton Cultural Centre Community Interest Company. A CIC is "a special type of limited company which exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders". The company number is: 13380030. We transparently share who donates and how much they donate and also how we spend the money.

3. Contact your local MP

MP's are responsible for raising issues affecting their constituents, attending debates, and voting on new laws. They can be critical in making an issue public and bringing attracting the attention of the press and public. We have made it easy for you to being missing Black people to the attention of your local MP by providing a template of what to say.

4. Follow us on social media

We are consistently posting searches for missing Black people and content that will educate communities on how to prevent our loved ones from going missing. Follow us to support and to help amplify our mission.

5. Help us find, verify and follow up on cases

Currently, missing people cases are decentralised. There is no central portal for all cases across the UK. We have to listen attentively to local news outlets, local police social media accounts and general social media to find new cases. Please help us by sending new cases to us and also occasionally following up on cases independently to notify us of any changes we may not know about. You can share new cases or updates in the WhatsApp community.

6. Start or join a Neighbourhood Watch scheme

Neighbourhood Watch Network is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation supported by the Home Office in England and Wales. We work with Neighbourhood Watch coordinators and multi scheme administrators to establish local school and street watch schemes to build safer communities. Members of a scheme are trained, vetted, and provided with equipment to help mediate community affairs effectively.

7. Volunteer Position

Still don't know how you can help? Specific roles are listed below

Volunteer Roles

PositionDescriptionPositions Available
Facebook Admin/ Moderator
Facebook Admin/ Moderators post Missing Black People contact and ensure members met community guidelines
2
Instagram Admin
Instagram Admin post Missing Black People contact and ensure members met community guidelines
2
Twitter Admin
Twitter Admin post Missing Black People contact and ensure members met community guidelines
2
LinkedIn Admin
LinkedIn Admin post Missing Black People contact and ensure members met community guidelines
2
WhatsApp Admin
LinkedIn Admin post Missing Black People contact and ensure members met community guidelines
1
Graphic Designer
MBP Graphic Designer creates digital designs for social media
2
Guest Blog Contributor
Write engaging articles for Missing Black People website
3

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