SUPPORT – Independent emotional and practical support to families affected by a loved one held hostage, and to hostages after release;

TRAINING – Tailored training in family support. Our bespoke approach incorporates our direct experience and knowledge of family issues into our training to help organisations which operate in high risk environments;

UNDERSTANDING – A commitment to improving understanding about the plight of hostages and returning hostages.



Our range of services enable families and former hostages to receive high-quality support during and after a kidnapping or arbitrary detention.

We offer free and confidential family and hostage support for former hostages and their families.

Our education and training help organisations in fulfilling their family support responsibilities and enable them to hear the family voice and consider their needs.


Based on our experience of supporting hundreds of families for many years, these information pages will give you a comprehensive overview of the considerations you should take if a family member or employee is affected by a kidnap, or if you are returning from captivity.


Our free resources provide a general overview of kidnapping, while our in-depth and downloadable guides cater to families, former hostages and organisations.

Our videos consist of interviews with former hostages and family members who reflect on their experience and what helped them, as well as specialists which provide advice on specific areas of support.