Resources

The Missing Children’s Network provides resources for families and the professionals who serve them. The Network has a variety of publications regarding abduction, child sexual exploitation and safety.

Runaways

Police forces define a runaway as follows: “A child less than 18 years of age who runs away from the family home or from a substitute place of residence.”

Runaways are not bad children! They are usually children that possibly face various problems in their family milieu. Some situations become so intolerable to them that they end up thinking that living anywhere else would be better than living in the family home. Parents are not always aware of the problems that their children face, and then one day, disaster strikes and they run away. This event is followed by a period of great anxiety, stress and soul-searching for the parents.

Given the number, frequency and profile of the young people involved, there is an unfortunate tendency to down play this type of disappearance. Runaways are vulnerable. Since they must take care of themselves, there is a very real risk that they will become involved in criminal activities such as prostitution, drugs, theft or others.

Thank you for all of your time and devotion to something we hold very dear; the safety of our students!!

St-Lambert Elementary

C’est avec joie que le Réseau Enfants-Retour vous annonce que Nicholas Carroll, 17 ans, a été retrouvé. Merci d'avoir partagé sa photo.

The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you that 17-year-old Nicholas Carroll has been found. Thank you to all of those who shared his picture.
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In a few days, hundreds of thousands of Quebecers will begin their annual summer holidays. Whether you are vacationing abroad or staying in town, make sure to reinforce basic safety rules with your children and teens. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ms. Mavraganis and her three children were located safe and sound. On behalf of the Missing Children’s Network, we would like to thank you for your invaluable collaboration. ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you planning to travel alone with your child?

Make sure you have a letter of consent signed by the other parent. This letter authorizes you to travel abroad with your child and may also be requested upon entry in certain countries.

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