If your child went missing, wouldn’t you want the whole world to stop and look? The initial hours after a child is abducted are crucial. A sighting by a member of the public can lead to the safe recovery of the child.
Child Rescue Alert is a nationwide system - run by the National Crime Agency, the charity Missing People and technology company Groupcall - that has the potential to save a child’s life in the rare but tragic event that a child is abducted in the UK.
When an alert is issued, it is sent to thousands of people though text, email and app notifications. This means that many more eyes and ears are on the ground, on the lookout for the missing child.
You can sign-up immediately but, once registered, it is unlikely that you will receive an alert for some time. Child Rescue Alerts are issued when strict criteria are met and in most circumstances, will be geo-located to a specific region.
Registration is free and will take you just a minute, online or by text. It costs nothing to register to receive Child Rescue Alerts at www.childrescuealert.org.uk. Alternatively, you can text to register by texting HERO and your postcode to 85080. (Text to register costs the network charge. Obtain bill payer’s permission before sending a text message. Customer care 020 8392 4571, charity no 1020419. Please refer to the www.childrescuealert.org.uk
for full terms and conditions).
To find out more about Child Rescue Alert, listen to Stephen Fry explain how you don’t need to be a hero to save a child’s life at www.childrescuealert.org.uk
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