International Centre For Missing & Exploited Children
"Remembering children who have gone missing, and those who have been found."
Annual Revue 2016/ Report
"Missing Children Europe's Annual Review describes the vision, efforts, our grassroots member organisations and the impact of the organisation for the past year. It provides a good summary of the work, successes and challenges from 2016."
The report features the evolution and trends on missing children cases in Europe handled by and the ’ network. Hotlines for missing children are available through the same phone number - 116 000 - in 31 countries in Europe.
Since 2015, this network of hotlines has helped an increasing number of children. In 2016, there was a 12% increase in children calling the hotlines compared to the previous year.
While 116 000 hotlines seem to have received fewer calls in 2016, these hotlines saw a doubling of contacts received through channels such as text message, email and chat.
In 2016, children running away or thrown out of home made up 57% of missing children cases reported to hotlines, consistently making the largest group of missing children. Parental abductions made up the second largest group at 23% of cases.