AMBER Alert: The Campaign For Improvement

20-May-2015 @ 01:00

Kay Swinburne Kay Swinburne

Amjad Bashir Amjad Bashir

Amjad Bashir Amjad Bashir

Each year one million children go missing or are abducted in Europe. 76% of those children are killed within three hours of the abduction.

There is a clear need for speed in the search and rescue of these children that the current AMBER Alert system is not offering.

To improve the protection of endangered missing children in Europe we suggest the following first five steps:

1.A bigger, stronger AMBER Alert network

2.More flexibility in issuing child alerts

3.Better cross-border information sharing

4.Better cross-border police cooperation

5.Border checks on children’s passports

AMBER Alert: The Campaign For Improvement

What is AMBER Alert?

AMBER Alert is a network of national alert systems within the EU that work together to find missing children quickly.

AMBER Alert Europe’s ultimate goal is to improve the protection of endangered missing children in Europe. This is achieved by providing training and coordination to law enforcement and connecting citizens with law enforcement when the police believe the public can help find the child.

By sharing knowledge of missing children with the public through electronic messaging, AMBER Alert hopes to empower citizens to help save the lives of missing children across Europe.

Why are we campaigning for improvement?

One million children go missing across Europe every year. You can help save their lives.

AMBER Alert needs as many people to sign up for the alerts as possible. Only through a robust network can we make AMBER Alert reach it’s full potential. To sign up, visit The Child Rescue Alert website and hit register.

 

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