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camille Kingston
This week the Daily Mail ran an article on how three self-defence moves could keep children safe from abduction. This kind of material is pretty commonplace online, particularly in the US, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to see it surface here in the UK. There are, apparently, some simple yet effective ‘moves’ which even...
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Yesterday (29 September) news of the abduction and rape of a teenage girl in Oxford made national headlines. The 14 year-old, walking to school, was forced into a car on a busy street in the Summertown area of the city. She was raped by two men, and found over three hours later approximately one mile...
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Today, Action Against Abduction joined AMBER Alert Europe, an international not for profit organisation with 23 members (law enforcement, ministries & NGOs) in 16 countries. AMBER Alert Europe connects citizens with law enforcement when the police believe the public can help save the child’s life. It provides for training and cross-border coordination to law enforcement. Both...
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On June 29, Lady Catherine Meyer presented our new documentary Sarah-Cecilie to an audience at the European Parliament. The event was organised by Missing Children Europe. The film highlights the life-long impact of international parental child abduction on the whole family. *Left to right: Delphine Moralis (Secretary General, Missing Children Europe); Lady Catherine Meyer (Founder and...
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Today, Geoff Newiss takes up the post of Chief Executive of Action Against Abduction. Geoff has worked with the charity for over a decade, leading on two major pieces of research ‘Taken: a study of child abduction in the UK’ (2013) and ‘Beyond Stranger Danger’ (2014). Geoff takes over from Lady Catherine Meyer, who founded...
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On 24 February Lady Catherine Meyer, CEO of Action Against Abduction, was presented with the Children’s Hero award, by Sir Bob Geldof. The award was made as part of the Child Rescue Alert Awards, held at BT Tower, London.   *(Pictured: Lady Catherine Meyer (CEO, Action Against Abduction) and Sir Bob Geldof)
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Geoff Newiss, our Director of Research, spoke at length in this BBC Radio Scotland documentary about ‘Stranger Danger’. Part of the ‘Real-Life Parenting’ series, presenter Shelley Jofre remembers the public information films of the 1970s and 1980s and, now a parent herself, wonders what impact they’ve had on her own parenting.
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  Geoff Newiss, our researcher, who recently published the report on child abduction figures, has been published in the Scotsman, commenting on the difficulty of obtaining accurate data on child abduction and how the published figures are nowhere near the true extent of the problem. Read the article here.
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Action Against Abduction (Formerly PACT) campaigned for many years to have the Amber Alert system adopted in the UK. Finally in 2012 the Child Rescue Alert was introduced. In this article The Guardian newspaper explores how the development of Social Media has changed the way we look at and deal with missing children. Read the...
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On 15 December 2015, PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together) changed its name to Action Against Abduction. We have been thinking of doing this for some time and feel that our new name more closely reflects the work we do. Our campaigning and research have evolved over the years and as we approach our next major projects, we want...
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