How can I prevent my child being abducted and taken abroad?

You can do various things to minimise the chance of your child being abducted.

What you can do to minimise the chance of your child being abducted

What if you suspect that your partner or ex-partner is intending to abduct your child and take them abroad? There are a number of steps you can take to reduce the chance of abduction. For instance, you can warn the school or crèche not to allow the child to be collected by anyone else but yourself. You can also put your child's passport in a secret place where your partner or ex-partner cannot find it.

The International Child Abduction Centre gives information and advice about potential and actual abductions of children abroad. Contact the Child Abduction Centre to discuss your situation.