Our story

Missing Children Europe is the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children connecting 31 grassroot organisations in 26 countries across Europe. We are all committed to the same goals: to prevent that children go missing, and to protect children from any violence, abuse or exploitation that leads to or results from them going missing.

Each year over 250, 000 children slip through the net in the European Union. Children go missing for a wide range of reasons, including conflict, violence, abuse and exploitation.

Where we make a difference

  • Runaways
  • International child abductions
  • Missing children in migration
  • Abduction by third persons
  • Lost, injured or otherwise missing children

Missing Children Europe strives to protect and empower children to prevent them from going missing, and to keep them from harm when they do go missing.

We work with professionals who assist missing children, children at risk of going missing and their families. We support them to better protect and empower children through research, training, advocacy, and awareness, facilitating exchange and cross-border cooperation. We coordinate the network of 116000 missing children hotlines, and the Cross-Border Family Mediators network. In all of these ways we contribute to more effective, holistic and integrated child protection systems across Europe.

Our members

Our members share publicity appeals, link up parents with law enforcement in investigations, enable support across borders, raise awareness, and organise prevention programmes, many of them directly involving children.

Become a member

Rat auf Draht
Vivenotgasse 3, 1120 Wien
147@rataufdraht.at
www.rataufdraht.at

Topics: Runaways, Parental Abductions, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Child Focus
Avenue Houba de Strooper 292, 1020, Brussels
info@childfocus.be
www.childfocus.be

Topics: Runaways, Parental Abductions, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

CNZD
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera Osijek, Trg Svetog Trojstva, 31000, Osijek
info@cnzd.org
www.cnzd.org

Topics: Runaways, Parental Abductions, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Consortium: SPAVO and Hope For Children
SPAVO

Τ.Θ. 20422, 2152 Λευκωσία, Κύπρος
info@domviolence.org.cy
www.domviolence.org.cy

Topics: Runaways, Parental Abductions, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation


Hope For Children (HFC)
75 Limassol Avenue Office 201, 2nd Floor 2121 Nicosia
info@uncrcpc.org
www.uncrcpc.org

Topics: Runaways, Parental Abductions, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Cesta z krize, z. ú
Plaská 589/11 150 00 Praha 5 – Malá Strana 
www.cestazkrize.net

Topics: Runaways, Parental Abductions, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Lasten perusoikeudet
Children’s Fundamental Rights ry PL 59, 00131 Helsinki
info@lastenperusoikeudet.fi
www.lastenperusoikeudet.fi

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation


Kaapatut Lapset ry
Malmi kauppatie 26, 4th floor 00700 Helsinki
Contact
www.ensijaturvakotienliitto.fi

Topics: International Child Abduction

Enfants Disparus Droit d’Enfance
76 Avenue Pierre Brossolette, 92240 Malakoff
Contact
www.droitdenfance.org

Topics: Runaways, Parental Abductions, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions


APEV
Rue Edouard Branly, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
contact@apev.org
www.apev.org

Topics: Runaways, Intenational child abduction


La Mouette 
Rue Edouard Branly, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
la.mouette@orange.fr
www.la-mouette.fr

Topics: Runaways, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

The Smile of the Child
Garittou 80 Ag. Paraskevi 153 43
info@hamogelo.gr
www.hamogelo.gr

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

Kék Vonal
info@kek-vonal.hu
www.kek-vonal.hu

Topics: Runaways, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
29 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin
info@ispcc.ie
www.ispcc.ie

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

SOS II Telefono Azzurro
Contatti
www.azzurro.it

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

Missing Persons’ Families Support Centre
I. Kanto al. 23-34, LT-06202 Vilnius
centras@missing.lt
www.missing.lt

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

Centrum Internationale Kinderontvoering
info@kinderontvoering.org
www.kinderontvoering.org

Topics: International Child Abduction, Hotline

ITAKA
Contact
www.itaka.org

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Hotlines, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

Instituto de Apoio à Criança (IAC)
Avenida da República 21, 1050-185 Lisboa
iac-sede@iacrianca.pt
www.iacrianca.pt

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions


Associação Portuguesa e Crianças Desaparecidas (APCD)
Avenida da República 21, 1050-185 Lisboa
apsicologico@ap-cd.pt
https://apcd.pt/web/

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

Salvati Copiii
Intr. Ștefan Furtună nr. 3, sector 1, 010899, București
secretariat@salvaticopiii.ro
www.salvaticopiii.ro

Topics: International Child Abduction, Migration, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

Astra
sos@astra.rs
www.astra.rs

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

Linka detskej istoty, n. o.
info@ldi.sk
www.ldi.sk

Topics: Runaways

Fundación ANAR
Avda. de América 24, 1º interior, 28028 Madrid
Contact
www.anar.org

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

Service Social International (Suisse)
Rue du Valais 9, 1202 Genève
www.ssiss.ch

Topics: International Child Abduction, Migration


Missing Children Switzerland
Chemin des Ramiers 22, 1009 Pully
contact@missingchildren.ch
www.missingchildren.ch

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

Missing People
284 Upper Richmond Rd W, East Sheen, London, SW14 7JE
Contact
www.missingpeople.org.uk

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Migration, Hotlines, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

NGO Magnolia
Simi Prakhovykh St, 58/10, Kyiv, 01033
tsr@magnolia-tv.сom
www.magnolia.org.ua

Topics: Runaways, International Child Abduction, Hotline, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Long term Missing and Criminal Abductions

Board of directors

We empower children
and enable professionals
to better protect children
from going missing.

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio

President of Missing Children Europe

Heidi De Pauw

Vice President

Coşkun Çörüz

Board Member

Sheila Donovan

Board Member

Piji Protopsaltis

Board Member

Team members

The patron’s council

The Patrons’ Council was launched on 18 November 2010 at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The Members of the Patrons’ Council are dedicated to assist and support Missing Children Europe as well as its 31 national member organisations in the fight against child disappearances and abductions and in protecting them from sexual exploitation and abuse.

  • H.M. Queen Paola
  • Sir Francis Jacobs
  • Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, former President of Latvia
  • Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Former Coordinator on Children’s Rights
  • László Andor, Mercator Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance and former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion
  • Sir Rob Wainwright, Senior Partner at Deloitte and former Executive Director of Europol
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