Do not wait 24 hours!

SAPS 55 (A) Form

Complete a SAPS 55 (A) form at your nearest police station.

Report Now

Click here to report a missing person.

Contact Us

Contact MSCA on +27 (0) 72 647 7464.

Update Us

Keep MCSA updated on the progress of your case.

In order for Missing Children South Africa to legally assist the South African Police Services (SAPS) when searching for a missing child (0 – 18 years old), we require the following important information and documentation:

  • When a case has been officially opened at SAPS we require the stamped Case Number with the OB or Enquiry Number
  • The missing person’s name
  • Surname
  • Date of birth
  • As well as the parent/guardian or the person reporting the missing person’s signature, full name and contact number.
  • Include/upload this when reporting a missing person. It can also be e-mailed or faxed to us.

When Your Child Goes Missing

  • Try not to panic.
  • Do not wait 24 hours to report your missing child.
  • Get a responsible person to stay at your house while you’re at the police station or searching for your child. This person can take messages if someone calls about the child’s disappearance or if the child returns home.
  • Go to your nearest police station and take a recent photograph of the child with you. Make sure that the photograph is of good quality so that your child will be easily identifiable.
  • Give a good description of what the child was wearing, their last whereabouts and any information that may help the police.
  • Complete a SAPS 55 (A) form which safeguards the police against false or hoax reports. This form also gives the Police permission to distribute the photos and information of the missing child.
  • Make sure the police give you a reference number and a contact name and number of the SAPS officer(s) assigned to the investigation.
  • Click on our Report Now button found on the website and complete the form.
  • Remember that if your child returns home, you should go to the Police station to report that the child is safe and let MSCA know that your child has returned home safely.

Education plays an incredibly vital role and MSCA has developed an educational program called: ‘Tips for Children’ and ‘Tips for Parents’. The education is targeted to all our children countrywide and also shared with parents, guardians and the families who take care of these children. The education focuses on not only the dangers, but also the solutions with regards to what to do to keep children safe, and especially what not do.

My Child’s ID Kit

MSCA has developed an Interim ID Kit for safekeeping. Download and complete the kit for each of your children. Even if you think you will never need it.

Tips For Parents

Keeping your children safe should be your number one priority. Read through our tips below to ensure your children’s safety. These tips will help keep your child safe.

Tips for Children

Children are young and naive. Some people take advantage of this. To keep your children safe, make sure you teach them these very important safety tips compiled by MCSA.

Holiday Tips

Do not let your guard down when you are on holiday! These handy tips will help you to ensure the ongoing safety of your children when you are relaxing on vacation.