European Centre for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children (Child Focus)

Centre européen pour enfants disparus et sexuellement exploités
Europäisches Zentrum für Vermisste und Sexuell Ausgebeutete Kinder
Europees Centrum voor Vermiste en Seksueel Uitgebuite Kinderen

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History

July 1997, Brussels (Belgium), as European Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ECMEC) -- Centre européen pour enfants disparus et exploités -- Europäisches Zentrum fur Vermisste und Missbrauchte Kinder -- Europees Centrum voor Vermiste en Misbruikte Kinderen, by the Belgian Government. Also referred to as Foundation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children -- Fondation pour enfants disparus et sexuellement exploités -- Stiftung für Vermisste und Sexuell Ausgebeuteter Kinder -- Stichting voor Vermiste en Seksueel Uitgebuite Kinderen. Inaugurated 30 Mar 1998. Operational from 31 Mar 1998. Registered in accordance with Belgian law.

Aims

Acting only in the interests of the child, with discretion and professional secrecy: actively support the investigation of disappearance, abduction or sexual exploitation of children; prevent and combat the disappearance of children and all forms of child trafficking, paedo- prostitution, paedo-pornography and paedophilia; ensure follow-up and participate in counselling of victims and those around them; act as a lobby and pressure group with respect to public opinion and politicians; cooperate on a complementary basis with official and private bodies at national, European and international levels.

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Activities

Only intervenes with the agreement of parents or at the request of a magistrate. Main tasks: permanent 'Hotline'; production and diffusion of posters of missing children; collection and dissemination of information concerning missing children, sexual abuse of children, treatment of victims and search techniques; assistance, both counselling and legal, to victims; cooperation with the media.

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Languages

Dutch, English, French, German.

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Infants
    • Sex-Related Questions
    • Disadvantaged
  • Information
    • Expertise
  • Commerce
    • Trade
  • Societal Problems
    • Maltreatment
    • Victims
  • Morals
    • Morals

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F4596

Last News Received

2018
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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