Month: June 2019

International Child Abduction in the UK

The most common type of child abduction is parental abduction, which according to recent figures, has increased by 88% over the previous decade. Back in 2012,  Daisy Organ, head of the Foreign Office Child Abduction section, said, “The increase in parental child abduction cases is a major cause for concern, particularly in the lead up to the school holidays.” Worryingly, these figures have only seemed to continue climbing , with 1,189 parental abduction cases recorded in 2017/18 — the highest number recorded over the 16-year period. We explain what constitutes international child abduction in the UK, what doesn’t and what…