15-year-old Mira was reported missing by her family. The Belgian police were quickly able to locate her cell phone signal in France. They informed the French police who intercepted Mira.

Child protection services found her a short-term foster home in France and contacted the Belgian 116 000 hotline Child Focus to facilitate a return to Belgium. In dialogue with the French hotline, Child Focus then proceeded to ensure Mira’s safe return. Two case workers picked her up in Paris and drove her to the local police station in her commune where a Child Focus employee assisted her as a confidence person while she was being interviewed. This helped build a sufficiently safe environment for Mira to open up about physical violence she had experienced at home prior to her going missing.

*The young person’s name has been changed for protection purposes