South East London Search & Rescue
100% Volunteer, 100% Professional
South East London Search & Rescue
Supporting the missing & vulnerable of London
South East London Search & Rescue
Volunteer search teams available day or night

South East London Search and Rescue (SELSAR) is a voluntary organisation that assists the police and other search and rescue teams in the search for vulnerable missing people.  The team was formed in 2012 with experienced searchers from other SAR teams and has continued to train searchers to national levels who assist not only the Metropolitan Police but other search teams as well.

Vulnerable people go missing for all sorts of reasons.  They can be confused, elderly people suffering from dementia who wander out of their care home, people with severe mental health issues  - particularly those who are at risk of suicide - or they can be young people who are distressed or disturbed and therefore at  risk of self-harm or harm from predatory others.  It is vital - indeed often life-saving - that they are found quickly before threats to their wellbeing become a reality..

In both rural and urban areas, the kind of support that South East London Search and Rescue can provide is invaluable to the police and rescue services.  Our teams of highly trained searchers and specialist dogs and qualified handlers provide a skilled resource which can locate missing persons quickly and effectively.  For families, too, our presence is a reassurance that everything possible is being done to help locate their loved one.

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Please help and support us in the work we do. Every donation goes to helping search for missing and vulnerable people in London.

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SELSAR have been awarded a grant of £9901 for the Big Lottery Fund.  This money is to fund the development of the team and its volunteers and will go towards training and equipment costs.


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South East London Search & Rescue are a member of the Association of Lowland Search & Rescue (ALSAR)

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