Number of kidnappings recorded by police per country per 100,000 population.
Action to be taken in the event of an abduction
Each country which operates the 1980 Hague Convention and the Revised Brussels II Regulation has to appoint a Central Authority which functions as the contact point for all applications under the Convention and the Regulation.
The Central Authority in England and Wales is the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU).
The Unit is based in the Office of the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee (OSPT) which is part of the Ministry of Justice. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
The International Child Abduction and Contact Unit
81 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DD
DX0012 London Chancery Lane
Tel: 020 7911 7047/7045
Fax:020 7911 7248