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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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This evening (Tuesday 20 October) Catherine Meyer will be appearing on London Live to discuss PACT’s new documentary with Luke Blackall. 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 five minute preview. Our new documentary film takes...
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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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PACT wants to establish why police-recorded child abduction offences are increasing Last week – on our Child Abduction Hub site – we reported that, according to the latest crime statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, Police in England and Wales recorded 822 child abduction offences in 2014/15; a 257 (45%) on the previous...
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“This small-scale qualitative study was undertaken to investigate the lived experiences of those who were abducted many years earlier. The aim was to learn whether, and how, in the views of the participants, these abductions had affected their lives, and whether such effects had continued long-term. The study is based on personal interviews undertaken by...
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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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To mark the 2014 International Missing Children’s Day, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, unveiled at a reception in the House of Lords in May two major initiatives to protect children from abduction.
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