Nothing is more nerve-wracking to a parent than when a child goes missing. According to the Australian Federal Police, of the 38,000 people reported missing each year (on average), approximately 25,000 of those are under the age of 18.
Take comfort that, of the tens of thousands of missing children and adults reported annually, a very low percentage are true child abduction cases. In fact, 99.5% of missing persons are located, with 85% found within a week of being reported missing.
If you ever find yourself in this alarming situation, we’ve prepared a resource guide on what you should do when you’ve lost a child.