Street Children

The Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

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Runaways - Where To Turn For Help Before You Are Homeless

Rebeccas Community -- This is for anyone aged up to 13 years old who is thinking about running away

[accessed 25 August 2011]

Here are some phone numbers to call …They are Confidential - which means they won't tell anyone about your call unless you want them to talk to somebody for you, or you are in danger.  They are open 24 Hours - it doesn't matter what time you call.

Hanoi helps underprivileged children - free hotline 1 800 1567

VietNamNet Bridge, 07/01/2008

[accessed 25 August 2011]

With the assistance of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Hanoi Youth Union and the Hanoi Women’s Union have set up healthy life clubs in two districts, drawing the participation of many underprivileged children.  In particular, the free hotline 18001567 has provided needed consultancy to more than 2,100 street children.

Assistance to Parents and Guardians

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

[accessed 21 August 2015]

-  What to do If Your Child Is Missing

-  Information about International Abduction

-  Where to Report Child Sexual Exploitation

-  Child-Sexual-Exploitation State Resources

-  Learn about Keeping Your Child Safer

-  Learn about how to stay safer online with the NetSmartz Workshop

European Union – Report Missing Children – Call 116 000

Missing Children Europe

[accessed 25 August 2011]

[accessed 15 October 2017]

The 116 000 is the European hotline number reserved by the European Commission for missing children.  Through this number, parents faced with a missing child in their country or in another European country, will increasingly have access to the life saving support they need, as the number is connected to the national organisation, specialised in dealing with these cases.

As research shows the first hours after the disappearance of a child are of vital importance. Therefore having such "an easy to remember" telephone number at the disposal of parents across Europe is extremely important for an immediate action of the responsible local authorities.

The number is currently operational in the following European countries:    Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom

Child Find Canada - Provincial Offices -- 1-800-387-7962

Child Find Canada

[accessed 25 August 2011]

If your child is missing or you see a missing child, call 1-800-387-7962 (24 hours a day).