International Missing Children’s Day, 25 May, is a day to commemorate missing children who have been found, remember those who have been victims of crime and continue efforts to find those who are still missing.
This year the focus is on parental / family abduction which is a complex issue, especially when children are taken across international borders.
Australia, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Romania, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are part of the Global Missing Children’s Network (GMCN), an ICMEC program that recognizes the need to collaborate on this complex issue on a global level. Activities are being organized around the world to commemorate the day.
Balloons can also be released virtually on Facebook
The NPIA also launch the new nationally co-ordinated Child Rescue Alert today, find out more here.