Missing Children Publication Hub

The publications in this section contain the results of our research as well as curated research on topics and issues relevant to missing children in Europe and the world. Example of the type of research you can find are understanding the causes of the different types of missing children cases in Europe, policy on missing children, search and rescue operations and family support. The menu and submenu options below will help you find what you're looking for.

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  • Figures and Trends 2015
    Missing Children Europe
    Every year Missing Children Europe collects data and statistics on missing children reported to hotlines for missing children active in all EU Member States and to the Cross Border Family mediator network.
  • Missing children facts and figures 2014
    Missing Children Europe
    An annual data collection exercise to collect data on the numbers, categories and trends of missing children in Europe based on calls and cases dealt with by 116 000 missing children hotlines across Europe. While effective and standardised data collection mechanisms are lacking in Europe, this annual review provides for one of the only reliable and updated sources of information on missing children for the past year.
  • Repeat Reports of Missing Children in Ireland: a comparative perspective
    Dr Michael Rush
    The paper raises questions about the how the missing children 116 000 service can contribute to the effectiveness of responses to missing and to knowledge about the social experience of going missing.
  • The 116 000 hotline for missing children
    Mette Drivsholm
    The presentation will briefly recap the background of the 116 000 European hotline for missing children before describing the development of the hotline both geographically and through the implementation of several European Commission funded projects.