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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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2015 draws to an end with significant advances across a broad front. Action Against Abduction (formerly PACT), has once again been able to punch above its weight, thanks in large part to the steadfast and generous support of you, the backers, volunteer helpers and trustees. As many of you who attended the screenings know, this...
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2015 draws to an end with significant advances across a broad front. Action Against Abduction (formerly PACT), has once again been able to punch above its weight, thanks in large part to the steadfast and generous support of you, the backers, volunteer helpers and trustees. We have always sought to underpin our mission to protect...
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In a feature article in The Guardian journalist Eleanor Tucker talks to Sarah-Cecilie, the subject of our new documentary that looks at the experience of parental abduction and the profound impact it has on the whole family. Our now documentary film will be launched at Portculis House on October 21st.  This follows a recent screening for...
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On 21 October 2015, thanks to the sponsorship of Nicola Blackwood MP, PACT hosted the screening of its latest documentary film, “Sarah Cecilie” at the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House. Our guest speaker, The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP, gave a moving and heartfelt speech to an audience of over 80 people. After the screening, Sarah Cecilie who had flown in from New...
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