Tel: 07786 615 663
Catherine Meyer, CBE – Charity founder, Chief Executive and spokesman
Available for interviews on all aspects of the work of Action Against Abduction (formerly PACT), but with particular expertise in matters relating to parental child abduction; the uses and abuses of the Hague Convention; and the long-term effects of abduction on children.
Geoff Newiss – Director of Research
Available for interviews on matters relating to data collection; his research documents; and abductions by strangers.
Action Against Abduction releases new Crime Report
Police-recorded child abductions and kidnappings jump by 29% in a single year.
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PACT launches ground-breaking documentary film, On 21 October 2015 at Portcullis House, PACT will host the screening of its latest documentary film, “Sarah Cecilie”, in the presence of The Rt. Hon Theresa May.
New passport leaflets to help tackle child abduction and modern slavery
The Home Office and leading anti-abduction charity PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together) have today (Thursday 26 February) announced a new initiative aimed at tackling the growing number of international parental child abductions and the risk of human trafficking.
Report Shows 13% Rise In Child Abductions And Child Kidnapping Offences In Last Two YearsOur new publication on Police reporting of child abduction figures was published 22nd February 2015. download the report to the right, download press release far right.
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Child Abduction HubPACT wishes to thank the City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation's charity, for its most generous grant to support our Child Abduction Hub.
Launch of major new initiative at House of Lord's for International Missing Children’s Day
Launch of PACT’s new report entitled “Beyond Stranger Danger”
PACT wins significant grant from the City Bridge TrustPACT wishes to thank the City Bridge Trust for its continued support.
Child Rescue ProjectPACT wishes to thank People Post Code Lottery for their generous support of
Missing People and PACT’s joint Child Rescue Project”
Child Abduction Report Reveals need for a revamped 'Stranger Danger' AlertA major report carried out by Geoff Newiss with the support of PACT and CEOP reveals the need for urgent changes to the way we view Child Abduction
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PACT receives grant from the Leathersellers' CompanyPACT wishes to thank The Leathersellers' Company for its support.
PACT Launches Major Campaign to Help Find Missing ChildrenTo mark International Missing Children’s Day on May 25th, the charity PACT (www.pact-online.org) announces the launch of a brand-new Missingkids website, redesigned in collaboration with the police agency, CEOP, which will take operational control of the site.
A Major Step Forward in Child ProtectionPACT has been campaigning for nearly a decade to bring about the key changes outlined in today's statement by James Brokenshire MP, the Minister for Crime and Security.
UK's Child Protection Centre to Lead National Response on Missing ChildrenA new dedicated team of experts from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre will strengthen and lead the UK's ability to respond to missing children, Home Office Minister James Brokenshire announced today.
Charity ride for PACT
Phil Lewis, Alwyn Morris, Trevor Hay, Wayne Thickett, Stuart Cable and Nigel Fenlon completed the gruelling Welsh Cycle Challenge. They took 5 days to cycle the coastline of Wales travelling distances of over 50 miles a day. PACT was very proud to be their nominated charity for this event.
Celebrities get creative for charity auctionFrom legendary movie icons Sir Roger Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Pattinson and Ralph Fiennes to TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, writer Ian Rankin and legendary cartoonist Ronald Searle, famous faces from all over the world are supporting missing children’s charity PACT (Parents & Abducted Children Together) in their fight against child abduction.
Forget Me Not CampaignPACT won fresh support from UK supermarket Tesco, who will be selling forget-me-not ribbons, badges and wristbands to raise funds and awareness, as well as continuing to display posters of missing children and linking its website to the Missingkids website.
PACT backs “A Minute for Madeleine”
The international children’s charity PACT (Parents and AbductedChildren Together) announced its full support for a newinitiative from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre(CEOP) to find Madeleine McCann.
New Partnerships with EMCOR
Launched last autumn, the EMCOR.Taking KidSafety to the Street™ initiative was developed in close collaboration with the UK Police National Missing Persons Bureau (PNMPB) and leading children’s charity PACT (Parents and AbductedChildren Together).
PACT’s evidence before Parliamentary hearing
PACT calls for action by governments on safeguarding runaway and missing children.
McCanns support charities’ call on Home Office to improve Information on child abduction
Kate and Gerry McCann have joined PACT in calling on the Home Office to improve the quality of information on abducted children.
Conclusions of fifth meeting of Special Commission, Hague Convention on child abduction
PACT launches its report on the number of children missing in the UK
Every Five Minutes, published in October 2005, examined available sources to establish how many children go missing in the UK every year.
Parliamentary Ombudsman’s decision on Lady Meyer’s complaint
Debate in the House of Commons on Parents Responsibility
EU Commission adopts the Brussels II (bis) Regulation
EU Commission proposal on Recognition of orders
Adjournment Debate, Keith Vaz, MP
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US Senate Resolution 98 Urging compliance with the Hague Convention.
US Congress Resolution 293 calling on countries to honour their obligations under the Hague Convention.
Hearing before International Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives (Catherine Meyer’s testimony)
US Senate Hearing (Catherine Meyer’s testimony)
Questions for oral and written answers in the UK Parliament