About Hostage UK

Hostage UK is here to ensure that hostages and their families get the support and guidance they need to survive the challenge of a kidnapping. We provide support free of charge and on a fully confidential basis. We are independent of any private interests so we can serve the needs of hostages and their families. We are family first – family last.

Our people have a unique range of experience – we are former hostages and their family members, we are subject matter experts, we are former diplomats and those who have worked previously on kidnap cases, we are professionals from fields such as legal, financial advisory services, health and mental health. We have a nationwide network so we can support hostages and families wherever they are, and whatever their needs.

Hostage UK is not involved in operational responses to kidnappings – we do not negotiate, raise ransoms or advise on any of these options. We cannot help to bring a loved one back, but we can make a frightening and lonely experience more bearable through care, support, information and access to the very best professional services.

Families and hostages experiencing a kidnapping do not need to go through this alone. Hostage UK is here for you.

Hostage UK also works hard to help others learn to deliver high quality to support to families and returning hostages. We do this through our Education Programme, offering a range of seminars, events and training for organisations whose staff have a risk of kidnapping. See our video About Hostage UK.


peopleHostage UK is staffed by people who have close connections and understanding of the challenges facing hostages and their families.


partners2Hostage UK is privileged to be able to work in partnership with foundations, organisations and individuals through donated funds, time, and expertise. Through these partnerships, we are able to offer hostages and their families the very best support and professional services.


events2Hostage UK hosts a variety of events throughout the year ranging from seminars, lectures and talks, to training events and fundraising activities.


FAQ2We have compiled a list of the most common questions that families and returned hostages have throughout the experience of a kidnapping.


saying2Read what family members and returned hostages that we have served say about the support and services they received from Hostage UK.


contact2Please contact us to let us know your thoughts, questions, and feedback. All information received by Hostage UK is completely confidential.