116000 European Hotline for Missing Children
116000 is the European Hotline for Missing Children. To date, this hotline operates in 22 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and UK.
Each country’s hotline operates 24 hours a day and calls made to it from mobile and payphones are free of charge, while landlines are only charged at local rates. It is staffed by specialized Social Workers and Psychologists, so that they can offer support to parents of missing children, receive information from citizens regarding a missing child, and contact the competent Authorities regarding any case, in direct cooperation with the police.
The European Hotline for Missing Children 116000 can be used by parents, children and all citizens. It is especially useful for parents and children who are travelling, as the persons answering the calls can direct them to the competent authorities of that country. The European Hotline for Missing Children 116000 provides a safety network when parents and their children travel through Europe on vacation, business or other reasons. The staff of the European Hotline European Hotline for Missing Children 116000 is able to provide assistance in the given country’s language or in English.
In Greece, the common European hotline number 116000 for Missing Children was allocated to the Organisation “The Smile of the Child” by the Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) and operates at the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.
National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
European Hotline for Missing Children 116000