Reunite has 47% increase in parental abduction calls


Child Abduction charity reunite has reported a 47% increase in calls to its advice line regarding children being abducted between jurisdictions by parents. 70% of abducting parents reported were children’s mothers.

Reunite’s Acting Director, Alison Shalaby, said:

“It is concerning that we have seen such a large increase in the number of children abducted, especially as we know this is just the tip of the iceberg – many cases go unreported either to ourselves or government departments.

“There are many reasons why a parent may abduct their child. For some it may be a deliberate act to deny the other parent contact, for others there may be sociological or economic factors, or in some instances a parent may abduct their child out of fear for the child´s safety. Whatever the reason, parental child abduction causes real harm to children who potentially suffer great emotional trauma by suddenly being ripped away from all they know and being denied contact with their left-behind parent and extended family.

“For the left-behind parent the shock and loss are unimaginable and they face unfamiliar legal, cultural and linguistic barriers when seeking the return of their child.”

If you have concerns that a child may be abducted, there are steps you can take to prevent this from happening, including alerting the authorities at places people can travel out of the country, and seeking a court order preventing a parents from removing children from the country.

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