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Child Abduction Checklist

If your child has been abducted or you fear that abduction may occur in the future, it would be useful to have on hand as much of the following information as possible.

Information about the child

  • full name
  • date and place of birth
  • passport number, date and place of issue
  • photographs or a physical description
  • any entitlement to a passport other than a British passport.

Information about the person who has taken the child

  • full name (including any prior or maiden name and any aliases if applicable)
  • date and place of birth
  • passport number, date and place of issue
  • photograph or a physical description
  • occupation
  • probable date of departure
  • departure information (ie flight, train, ferry)
  • details of ties to a foreign country, such as the names, addresses and telephone numbers of relatives, friends and business contacts.

Copies of documents

  • any agreements or court orders which relate to the child
  • child's birth certificate
  • marriage certificate or divorce decree
  • name and address of solicitor (if you have one).