Press Releases

Media Contact – Catherine Meyer

Tel: 07786 615 663
cm@pact-online.org

Catherine Meyer, CBE – Charity founder, Chief Executive and spokesman

Available for interviews on all aspects of PACT’s work, but with particular expertise in matters relating to parental child abduction; the uses and abuses of the Hague Convention; and the long-term effects of abduction on children.

Geoff Newiss – Director of Research

Available for interviews on matters relating to data collection; his research documents; and abductions by strangers.

Press Releases

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February 2015

New passport leaflets to help tackle child abduction and modern slavery


The Home Office and leading anti-abduction charity PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together) have today (Thursday 26 February) announced a new initiative aimed at tackling the growing number of international parental child abductions and the risk of human trafficking.
The Report
February 2015

Report Shows 13% Rise In Child Abductions And Child Kidnapping Offences In Last Two Years

Our new publication on Police reporting of child abduction figures was published 22nd February 2015. download the report to the right, download press release far right.
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May 2014

Child Abduction Hub

PACT wishes to thank the City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation's charity, for its most generous grant to support our Child Abduction Hub.
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May 2014

Launch of major new initiative at House of Lord's for International Missing Children’s Day

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May 2014

Launch of PACT’s new report entitled “Beyond Stranger Danger”

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May 2014

PACT wins significant grant from the City Bridge Trust

PACT wishes to thank the City Bridge Trust for its continued support.
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January 2014

Child Rescue Project

PACT wishes to thank People Post Code Lottery for their generous support of
Missing People and PACT’s joint Child Rescue Project”
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May 2013

Child Abduction Report Reveals need for a revamped 'Stranger Danger' Alert

A major report carried out by Geoff Newiss with the support of PACT and CEOP reveals the need for urgent changes to the way we view Child Abduction
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March 2013

PACT receives grant from the Leathersellers' Company

PACT wishes to thank The Leathersellers' Company for its support.
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May 2012

PACT Launches Major Campaign to Help Find Missing Children

To mark International Missing Children’s Day on May 25th, the charity PACT (www.pact-online.org) announces the launch of a brand-new Missingkids website, redesigned in collaboration with the police agency, CEOP, which will take operational control of the site.
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May 2011

A Major Step Forward in Child Protection

PACT has been campaigning for nearly a decade to bring about the key changes outlined in today's statement by James Brokenshire MP, the Minister for Crime and Security.
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May 2011

UK's Child Protection Centre to Lead National Response on Missing Children

A new dedicated team of experts from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre will strengthen and lead the UK's ability to respond to missing children, Home Office Minister James Brokenshire announced today.
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November 2010

Charity ride for PACT


Phil Lewis, Alwyn Morris, Trevor Hay, Wayne Thickett, Stuart Cable and Nigel Fenlon completed the gruelling Welsh Cycle Challenge. They took 5 days to cycle the coastline of Wales travelling distances of over 50 miles a day. PACT was very proud to be their nominated charity for this event.
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May 2010

Celebrities get creative for charity auction

From legendary movie icons Sir Roger Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Pattinson and Ralph Fiennes to TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, writer Ian Rankin and legendary cartoonist Ronald Searle, famous faces from all over the world are supporting missing children’s charity PACT (Parents & Abducted Children Together) in their fight against child abduction.
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May 2010

Forget Me Not Campaign

PACT won fresh support from UK supermarket Tesco, who will be selling forget-me-not ribbons, badges and wristbands to raise funds and awareness, as well as continuing to display posters of missing children and linking its website to the Missingkids website.
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November 2009

PACT backs “A Minute for Madeleine”


The international children’s charity PACT (Parents and AbductedChildren Together) announced its full support for a newinitiative from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre(CEOP) to find Madeleine McCann.
March 2008

New Partnerships with EMCOR


Launched last autumn, the EMCOR.Taking KidSafety to the Street™ initiative was developed in close collaboration with the UK Police National Missing Persons Bureau (PNMPB) and leading children’s charity PACT (Parents and AbductedChildren Together).
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October 2007

PACT’s evidence before Parliamentary hearing


PACT calls for action by governments on safeguarding runaway and missing children.
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August 2007

McCanns support charities’ call on Home Office to improve Information on child abduction


Kate and Gerry McCann have joined PACT in calling on the Home Office to improve the quality of information on abducted children.
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November 2006

Conclusions of fifth meeting of Special Commission, Hague Convention on child abduction

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May 2005

PACT launches its report on the number of children missing in the UK


Every Five Minutes, published in October 2005, examined available sources to establish how many children go missing in the UK every year.
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March 2005

Parliamentary Ombudsman’s decision on Lady Meyer’s complaint

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January 2003

Debate in the House of Commons on Parents Responsibility

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November 2002

EU Commission adopts the Brussels II (bis) Regulation

May 2002

EU Commission proposal on Recognition of orders

January 2002

Adjournment Debate, Keith Vaz, MP

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March 2000


Belgian Senate Hearing (Catherine Meyer’s testimony)

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March - May 2000

US Resolutions


US Senate Resolution 98 Urging compliance with the Hague Convention.
US Congress Resolution 293 calling on countries to honour their obligations under the Hague Convention.
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October 1999

Hearing before International Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives (Catherine Meyer’s testimony)

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October 1998

US Senate Hearing (Catherine Meyer’s testimony)


Questions for oral and written answers in the UK Parliament
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