About Hostage UK

Hostage UK is here to provide support and guidance to families during and after the kidnap of a loved one and also to support hostages following their return home. No family or hostage should have to face the terrible ordeal of kidnapping and the challenges it presents alone. Our support is free of charge and fully confidential. Independent of any private interests, we exist to serve the needs of hostages and their families

Our people have a unique range of experience – we are former hostages and their family members, we are former diplomats and those who have worked previously on kidnap cases, we are professionals from fields such as crisis management, legal, financial advisory services, health and mental health. Our aim is to support hostages and families wherever they are.

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 professional services.

Hostage UK also works hard to help others learn to deliver high quality support to families and returning hostages. We do this through our Education Programme, offering a range of training options for organisations whose staff have a risk of kidnapping as well as holding seminars and workshops. We also speak at open and closed conferences . See our video about Hostage UK.


peopleHostage UK is staffed by people who have experience with and an 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 works with organisations to develop and deliver bespoke training. In addition, we host open-seminars and fundraising events and contribute to lectures, talks and conferences.


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


saying2Read what our beneficiaries say about the support and services they received from Hostage UK.


contact2Please contact us to enquire about our services or to let us know your thoughts, questions or feedback. All information received by Hostage UK is completely confidential.