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MISSING CHILDREN HOTLINE HAILED

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MISSING CHILDREN HOTLINE HAILED

Post by christabel on Thu May 24, 2012 3:09 am

MISSING CHILDREN HOTLINE HAILED
bb1 Today at 4:59 pm

.http://news.uk.msn.com/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=250067096



Kate McCann is attending a Downing Street reception to celebrate the 116000 missing children hotline

Britain's introduction of a new Europe-wide phone number to help find missing children is to be celebrated at a Downing Street reception.

The 116000 hotline is operated by specialist support groups in 16 EU countries, including France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Holland and Poland.

An official website to help find the UK's missing and abducted children - www.missingkids.co.uk - has also been relaunched ahead of International Missing Children's Day on Friday.

Home Secretary Theresa May will host the reception in Number 10 for campaign groups, celebrity supporters and families of missing children.

Guests will include actress and singer Holly Valance and her property developer fiance Nick Candy, former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite, broadcaster Sue Lawley and Kate McCann, whose daughter Madeleine disappeared in Portugal in 2007.

In Britain the charity Missing People will operate the 116000 phone line, which is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day.

The new redesigned website, providing the latest appeals to help find missing youngsters, is being run by specialist UK police agency the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (Ceop). It allows the public to download posters and in some cases includes age-progression images showing how children may have changed as they grow older.

The site also offers information for children who are missing or thinking about running away and advice on what families can do if a child in their care disappears.

Missing People chief executive Martin Houghton-Brown said: "Disappearances such as Madeleine McCann's tragically demonstrated the need for co-ordination across the world when a child goes missing. 116000 is introduced so that people can call when someone disappears regardless of which EU country they are in."

Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone added: "Missing children and their families are vulnerable, and International Missing Children's Day reminds us of the role we all have to play in protecting and supporting them. Government has set a clear direction for this with our missing children and adults strategy, calling on local and national organisations to prevent, protect and provide support for missing children and their families.".

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Post by Pedro Silva on Thu May 24, 2012 3:17 am

Excellent news, well done Mrs. McCann, keep up the good work.

thank you for this link, also spread it to everyone you know.

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Post by Pedro Silva on Thu May 24, 2012 8:00 pm

"Really positive": Maddy's mum Kate goes to Downing Street to back new missing children hotline

Kate McCann, whose daughter disappeared in 2007 aged three, said the 116000 missing children phone number was a "lifeline"

Kate McCann meets Holly Valance at a reception for missing people at Downing Street

Kate McCann has hailed the launch of two initiatives to help find missing children.

She was among guests at a Downing Street reception tonight to celebrate the introduction of a new Europe-wide hotline and the relaunch of an official website with information about Britain's missing and abducted children.

Mrs McCann, whose daughter Madeleine disappeared in Portugal in 2007 aged three, said the 116000 missing children phone number was a "lifeline" for families like hers.

She said it was a "really positive day" and spoke of a shift in attitudes among politicians towards the problem.

"In the last few years there's been greater awareness and certainly there's been a greater political will," she said.

"We just need to keep spreading the message. It is a big problem, and we do need the Government's backing."

The 116000 missing children hotline, which is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, is operated by specialist support groups in 16 European countries, including France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Holland and Poland.

Britain's official website to help find missing and abducted children - www.missingkids.co.uk - has also been redesigned ahead of International Missing Children's Day on Friday.

Home Secretary Theresa May hosted the reception in Number 10 for campaign groups, celebrity supporters and families of missing children.

Meeting: Kate McCann talks to the Duchess of Gloucester (left), Home Secretary Theresa May and chief executive of Missing People Martin Houghton-Brown

Also attending was Nicki Durbin, whose 19-year-old son Luke went missing after a night out with friends in Ipswich, Suffolk, in May 2006.

She said: "There's been a huge change in the last year, and more people are aware about all of our missing ones."

Two London cabs sporting advertisements for the newly-relaunched website were parked outside the front door of Number 10.

Another 300 black cabs will carry appeals for missing children inside for passengers to read, thanks to an idea by former taxi driver father Colin Outhwaite, father of ex-EastEnders star Tamzin.

The heavily pregnant actress said: "It's an amazing idea. I couldn't believe no-one had ever thought of it before."

Launch: Nicki Durbin, mother of missing Luke Durbin and Kate McCann outside a reception for missing people at Downing Street

The charity Missing People will operate the 116000 phone line in Britain, and specialist UK police agency the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (Ceop) will run the website.

Peter Davies, chief executive of Ceop, said: "Missing children have always been taken seriously by people.

"I think this is a sign of a refreshed momentum within the police service, quite possibly within Government, and certainly within our partners, to get a series of better services provided to prevent children going missing, to find them more quickly if they do go missing, and to deal effectively with their return."

Martin Houghton-Brown, chief executive of Missing People, added: "Disappearances such as Madeleine McCann's tragically demonstrated the need for co-ordination across the world when a child goes missing.

"116000 is introduced so that people can call when someone disappears regardless of which EU country they are in."

Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said vulnerable missing children need the best support possible.

"Government has set a clear direction for this with our missing children and adults strategy, calling on local and national organisations to prevent, protect and provide support for missing children and their families," she said.

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/322101/New-lifeline-in-Madeleine-McCann-hunt

http://news.uk.msn.com/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=250067096

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/missing-children-website-relaunched-114002157.html

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Post by Pedro Silva on Fri May 25, 2012 5:03 am

My friends, I received this through google alert:

http://sol.sapo.pt/inicio/Sociedade/Interior.aspx?content_id=50279

Portuguese Republic Assembly (AR) receives the conference 'Missing and Sexually Exploited Children'

The Office of Child Support will hold the sixth conference tomorrow 'Missing and Sexually Exploited Children' in the new Auditorium of the National Assembly.
The conference comes within the International Missing Children's Day and aims to promote debate on a new directive of the European Parliament and Council.

2011/92/UE The Directive refers to the fight against abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. The Office of Child Support since 2004 marks this day with various activities.

To access the conference program see the website:

http://www.iacrianca.pt/en/actualidades/noticias-geral/382-25-de-maio-vi-conferencia-sobre-criancas-desaparecidas-e-exploradas-sexualmente

May 25 - VI Conference on Missing and Sexually Exploited Children

The next day May 25, International Day of Missing Children, once again, the Office of Child Support will remember all missing children by holding a conference to be held in the Auditorium of the New Parliament, between 9:30 a.m. and 18.00.

At the opening session, Dr. Manuela Eanes communication and will count with the Minister of Justice and Minister of Home Affairs, the Attorney - General's Office, the Justice Provider and the President of parliament.

In Portugal it was pointed out for the first time on May 25, 2004, the International Day of Missing Children, by the Institute of Child Support.

The origin of this date is based on the fact that on May 25, 1979 have disappeared a 6 year old, Ethan Patz in New York. In subsequent years, parents, relatives and friends gathered to mark the day of his disappearance, and in 1986, on May 25 wins inter-national dimension when President Reagan dedicated to all missing children.

This date has been indicated in several European countries, similar to what happens in Belgium, since 2002, when the Child Focus, Belgian association created by the father of a child murdered by Dutroux pedophile, decided to take this day by associating thus the trend begun in the United States.

The European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children, the Missing Children Europe, created in 2001, which integrates the IAC since its foundation, each year also marks the 25 May that day and recommends initiatives to national NGOs.

Organizations involved in this area have adopted the flower as a symbol of "forget me not.

http://visao.sapo.pt/video-falar-sobre-criancas-desaparecidas=f666484

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VIDEO: Talk about missing children

May 25th is their day

Distinguished known, among them Paula Teixeira da Cruz (Minister of Justice), Manuela Eanes (president of the Institute for Child Support), Miguel Macedo (Minister of Justice) or Pinto Monteiro (Attorney General), join in the day International Missing Children, May 25 at a conference on the subject.

The meeting - to be held for the sixth year - begins at 9:30 am in the Auditorium of the New Parliament, and ends after 18 hours, with a speech by the Minister of Solidarity and Social Security, Pedro Mota Soares.

Before him, speak multiple personalities divided into three panels: The New European Directive Against Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and The Importance of Networks and Partnerships and Internet Safety (panel 1), NGOs and Practice IIA (panel 2) and the Contribution of Police Authorities (panel 3).

On the day of VI Conference about Missing and Sexually Exploited Children commemorates the third anniversary of the telephone line 11600, a European line for missing children launched on May 25, 2009.

After Greece Hungary, Portugal was the third country to establish this European number one with the help of the Office of Child Support. In 2012, the publicity campaign for the 11,600 (which already works for 16 countries) is enhanced by the accompanying video of these news.

In the Portuguese case, the line is free and serves 11,600 children and adults from any phone or phone that is in the national territory, whether through domestic or foreign operator roaming.


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Post by dianeh on Fri May 25, 2012 11:00 am

This hotline is a good idea. Anything to help find the missing children.

And good on Kate for publicly supporting it.

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Post by Pedro Silva on Fri May 25, 2012 7:19 pm

I agree with you dianeh.

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