Runaways represent the most common form of disappearance in Switzerland. We accompany the young person who has left home and support their family in coping the wait for their return. We also offer emergency assistance so that the whole family can envisage this return more serenely.
The runaway concept is not clearly defined in terms of duration and is often treated as not theoretically particularly dangerous for the teenager, which is theoretically inaccurate…
Parental abduction is established when a child's habitual residence is displaced by a parent without the consent of the other legal representative.
When it comes to international parental abduction, we work with the International Social Service in Geneva.
Third-party abduction is the form of disappearance that is considered to be the most worrying. We have practically no information on this type of disappearance in Switzerland.
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Sensitising and lobbying are the first steps towards raising awareness among the public and its officials. We alert public opinion to the phenomenon of disappearances of minors and participate in a global reflection on this issue with our authorities.