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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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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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  PACT’s latest documentary film examines the effects of abduction from the point of view of the child and the two estranged estranged parents. Click here for a four minute preview. Our new documentary film takes one of the stories from “Victims of Another War” and examines the impact of abduction from the point of...
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From March, all new British passports will be issued with an ‘important information’ leaflet that provides essential guidance on protecting your child from the threat of traffickers and the vital steps to take if you believe a child is at risk of being abducted and taken overseas. The leaflets carry a clear warning that taking...
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Police-recorded child abduction and kidnapping 2012/13 to 2013/14 England, Wales and Northern Ireland. On Sunday 22 February 2015 PACT launched its latest report on police recorded child abduction and kidnapping in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It highlights large increases in parental child abduction (6 per cent increase), non-parental child abduction (14 per cent) and...
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The abductions of April Jones and Madeleine McCann attracted enormous media and public interest. But, for every high-profile case, there are hundreds of child abductions or attempted abductions that pass virtually unnoticed. It is one of our society’s most pressing challenges. This year, to mark International Missing Children’s Day, PACT unveiled a major new initiative...
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