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Helping children and young people understand international parental child abduction

This website has been developed in partnership with young people for the benefit of other young people.

About Parental
Child Abduction

Sometimes families go through difficult times when, for lots of different reasons, things can get really hard. When this happens, it may mean that one parent (or another family member) takes their child or children to a different country without the other parent agreeing to that, or does not let them go back at the end of a trip away.


There are many different situations and circumstances which may occur in Parental Child Abduction and these stories provide just a few examples.