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17/11/2017:  Thanks to everyone who has shared the Child Rescue Alert for Elliana Shand. The alert is now closed however Elliana remains missing. You can share her appeal or download posters from the Missing People website by clicking here.

07/11/2017: 

Thank you to everyone for sharing today's Child Rescue Alert for Una-May. We are pleased to confirm that she was found safe and well very soon after the alert was issued and that the alert has now been closed. 

If you would like to register to receive Child Rescue Alerts when a child goes missing in your area, you can register for free now with your email address or mobile phone number and your postcode. Click here to register.

11/10/2017: 

On Tuesday 10th October 2017 a Child Rescue Alert was issued for a 14 year old girl who was reported missing in North Somerset.

The Child Rescue Alert was cancelled later on the 10th after she was found safe and well.

Thank you to everyone who shared the alert. 

18/09/2017: 

On Friday 15th September 2017, a Child Rescue Alert was issued for a 14 year old girl who was reported missing in the Manchester area. A Child Rescue Alert was issued locally in three postcode areas in Manchester. In the early hours of 17th September, we were informed that she had been found safe and well and the alert was cancelled.

Thank you to everyone who shared the alert. 

If you have not registered to receive free Child Rescue Alerts to your phone via email or text when a child goes missing in your area and is thought to be at immediate risk of harm, you can click here to register now.

31/08/2017: 

Thank you to everyone for sharing the Child Rescue Alert for Aaliyah today. We can confirm that she was found safe and well shortly after the alert was issued and that the alert has now been closed. 

If you are not registered to receive Child Rescue Alerts when a child goes missing in your area and they are thought to be at immediate risk of harm, you can register for free now with your email address or mobile phone number and your postcode. Click here to register.

19/07/2017: 

On 18th July 2017 a Child Rescue Alert was issued locally in the Blackburn area for two 12 year old girls who had been missing for around 48 hours. In the early hours of 19th July, Lancashire Police announced that the girls had fortunately been found safe and well.

Thank you to everyone who shared this Child Rescue Alert. Due to the highly geographically-targeted nature of yesterday's Child Rescue Alert, it is unlikely that you will have received an alert notification unless the postcode you have registered with the Child Rescue Alert system is in the immediate Blackburn area.

02/08/2016: 

NSL supports Child Rescue Alert through staff sign-ups

Child Rescue Alert is only as effective as the number of people registered. When a child goes missing it’s vital that as many people as possible are on the lookout, reporting sightings and helping to get them found safely as quickly as possible. All that is needed is for the public to register to receive the free alerts via email or text message. It’s a moment’s micro-volunteering that could save a child’s life. 

Staff at services management company NSL are being encouraged to register for Child Rescue Alerts with their phone number or email address. Many NSL staff are uniquely placed to really help when the crisis of a high-risk missing child, or even an abduction, occurs. By keeping an eye out in their area and reporting any sightings, they might be able to save a child’s life.  

Jo Youle, Chief Executive of the charity Missing People, which manages Child Rescue Alert in partnership with the National Crime Agency and Groupcall, said: “Time and again at the charity we see communities rally together when a local child goes missing. Child Rescue Alert is thankfully not issued often – it’s for the most vulnerable of children. We are asking everyone to join us and register to be alerted as soon as possible if a child goes missing in their communities.”

22/02/2016: 

Royal Mail supports Child Rescue Alert with national postmark

Royal Mail has today launched a new postmark which will significantly bolster the drive to grow the number of people registered to receive Child Rescue Alerts. The postmark will appear on post for a week beginning today and is one of a number of ways in which Royal Mail, the 2016 funder of the system, is supporting the Child Rescue Alert campaign fortnight.

Over 120,000 of the company's postmen and women are registered to receive Child Rescue Alerts on the rare occasion they are issued when a missing child's life is thought by the police to be in immediate danger. This means that many more eyes and ears are on the ground looking for a missing child when an alert is issued. 

Gary Grange, Community Investment Manager at Royal Mail said: "Royal Mail is dedicated to supporting the communities that we serve. We hope that this postmark will help highlight the campaign and encourage people to sign up to receive Child Rescue Alerts".

11/02/2016: 

Stephen Fry leads campaign to make every second count when a child is reported missing

Stephen Fry is urging members of the public to help save the lives of high risk missing children as part of a two-week long national campaign launching today. People are asked to register for free Child Rescue Alerts, activated when a child has gone missing and police believe their life is in imminent danger.

Fry appears in a short animation and major outdoor advertising campaign launched today, developed with pro bono support from true crime network Crime + Investigation® (CI)  and outdoor ad serving platform OpenLoop. A comic-book version of Fry reminds members of the public that you don’t need to be a superhero to save the day; simply having eyes and ears on the ground after a child goes missing may help save their life.

To register text HERO and your postcode to 85080. Registration costs a standard network text message rate. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Customer care 0208 392 4571. Once registered, it is then free to receive Child Rescue Alerts. 

21/01/2016: 

Bob Geldof and Fiona Phillips urge public to sign up to Child Rescue Alert

Bob Geldof and Fiona Phillips today joined forces to raise awareness of Child Rescue Alert, the nationwide system designed to alert the public as quickly as possible to an abduction or a high risk child disappearance.

“It’s a no-brainer,” said Bob Geldof co-founder of Groupcall, speaking at Bett 2016, the world’s leading event for learning technology. “If your child went missing and their life was in immediate danger you would want to get the message out in minutes. If you care about children’s safety please sign up today at childrescuealert.org.uk”.


If your child went missing wouldn’t you want the world to stop and look for them? A Child Rescue Alert is activated when a child is known to have been abducted or their life is believed to be at immediate risk. Every second counts and your support is vital.

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