Child Focus Foundation is our sister organization in Belgium. Also fighting against sexual exploitation.
Outside of an office, these social workers are reaching out to teenagers to meet their needs and offer active support.
For Missing Children Switzerland, this link is very important in order to refer runaways to field workers if they so wish. This is always with the aim of safety and to prevent running away recurrences.
Missing Children Europe is the umbrella organisation in charge harmonising 116 000 hotlines in Europe.
This organisation works to ensure that each country in Europe has adequate procedures in place to provide qualitative monitoring of calls on hotlines.
Missing Children Europe supports its network with information on best practices and collects data for statistical purposes.
The foundation also shares its publications on the phenomenon of missing minors and provides logistical support to enable emerging organisations to disseminate awareness videos and make themselves known.
This international network fights against sexual exploitation of children, child pornography and child abduction around the world.
The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, based in the United States, brings together organisations from 29 countries. Its mission is to identify gaps in child protection systems around the world and to provide the logistical tools to fill them.
In particular, the NGO has funded the development of the GMCNgine for the benefit of the NGOs in its network. GMCNgine is a search engine with facial recognition software that identifies images of missing children and tracks child pornography on the Internet. It also allows targeted missing persons notices to be published in the Google ads of computers within 100 km of a missing person's location.
As a member of this international network, we are the only ones in Switzerland to have this tool using the latest technology.
The International Social Service supports children separated from their families as a result of migration or cross-border displacement.
Missing Children Switzerland and ISS regularly collaborate in cross-border parental abduction situations.
The Swiss Network for the Rights of the Child is an association of Swiss non-governmental organizations, committed to the recognition and implementation of the CRC
The Swiss Network for the Rights of the Child is an association of Swiss non-governmental organizations committed to the recognition and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Switzerland. The main task of the network is to report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, which regularly reviews progress and obstacles to the implementation of children's rights in Switzerland.
As an independent observer in the field of the disappearance of minors, we relay our observations to the Swiss Children's Rights Network.
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In 2021, the crime prevention services of the 26 Swiss cantons were informed about all activities of the 116 000, the official emergency victim support unit.
The professional work of the 116 000 team, which works 24/7, alongside teenagers and their parents is highly valued by families in distress. Our actions allows a better waiting management. This has a less emotional impact on kids and on parents, that is happening while the police take's full responsibility for finding our children.
The Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA is mobilised when a child is illegally moved by one of the parents to a country that has not signed the Hague Convention.
We are involved in the process of finding and returning the child in several steps during this long process that can take up to several years, or may not be successful.
Insofar as the parent has requested our help to re-establish a regular contact with his/her child/children during this long procedure.
The Federal Office of Justice intervenes in cases of parental abduction to a country that is a signatory to the Hague Convention.
Insofar as the parent left behind has requested our support.
Once the child has been located,the return procedure that can take from several months to several years. It is important to work together to re-establish a regular contact with the parent left behind (in Switzerland) and his/her child/children.