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.