The London Irish Centre is the only Irish organisation in Britain that operates a missing person’s service. The service has been in operation for over twenty five years and continues to work closely with other organisations throughout Britain.
This service conducts detailed searches to locate close relatives who are no longer in contact with family in Ireland.
How the Services Works
The first step is to fill in our basic form for details of the missing person. We only need a modest amount of information to commence an enquiry:
* Date of birth
* Last known contact
* Physical description
* Have the police been notified
We will then commence a trace exercise using established methods. We will generally use statutory services such as the Office of National Statistics.
If the missing person is traced, we will send an open letter to them indicating that someone is seeking them and that The Centre is willing to be a point of contact. The letter is always sent via a confidential third party so that the privacy of the missing person is protected.
If the missing person responds, contact can be pursued with their consent. It is always up to the person being sought to respond or not. This is absolutely their choice and must be respected at all times. If this person does not want to make contact there is nothing the Centre can do.
Cases that cannot be undertaken: It is not possible for us to pursue certain enquiries. An example would be an enquiry that has a commercial purpose only. Another would be an enquiry that involves adoption as this is a specialist undertaking. The London Irish Centre is not in a position to provide mediation for individuals who seek to reunite. We can provide you with the details of organisations that can help with this.
GETTING IN TOUCH
t: 020 7916 2222