Abductions of children from the UK by one of their parents has nearly doubled in the last 10 years according to data from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). This amounts to a startling two children being abducted abroad every single day.
The FCO has made a film called “Caught in the Middle,” which shows the story of a child who has been abducted by a parent and tries to show the damage that can be done to a family when a parent decides to take such drastic action.
Reunite charity which supports families affected by this issue says that there are often more abductions of this kind around the Christmas period and during the summer holidays.
The most common countries for children to be abducted to include: Pakistan, Ireland, the USA and Poland.
Legal aid is often still available for parents whose children have been abducted abroad. If this is an issue affecting you please contact us urgently for advice. We have an emergency number which can be used over the Christmas break or outside of office hours if needed.