Join the Child Rescue Alert Team

And you could save a child's life

ACT NOW and support Child Rescue Alert

When a missing child’s life is in danger, every second counts. But you don’t need to be a superhero to save the day.

Child Rescue Alert is the potentially life-saving system that alerts people to high risk child disappearances.

The initial hours after a child goes missing are crucial. A sighting by a member of the public can lead to the safe recovery of the missing child.

When a Child Rescue Alert is issued, it is sent directly to thousands of people though text, email, app notifications, social media, digital billboards and national media. This means that many more eyes and ears are on the ground, on the lookout for the missing child. 

If your child went missing, wouldn’t you want the whole world to stop and look? And wouldn’t your colleagues feel the same?

Child Rescue Alert is a nationwide system, run by the National Crime Agency, the charity Missing People and technology company Groupcall which has the potential to save a child’s life in the event that a child is missing and believed to be at imminent risk of serious harm or death. Registration is free and will take your employees just minutes to complete, online or by text.

Six simple ways your force can engage with the Child Rescue Alert campaign in February 2016

1. Register your force mobile numbers to receive Child Rescue Alert

Join other forces around the country and register all mobile phones operated by your force to receive Child Rescue Alerts. The Child Rescue Alert operational team can bulk-upload this data for you. Committing each member of the force with a work mobile to receiving alerts will make a great announcement for your press office during the Child Rescue Alert campaign.

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2.     Download a Child Rescue Alert API for your force website

The Child Rescue Alert API can be simply added to your force website (both external and internal) and will allow visitors to register to receive alerts without leaving your site. This API is perfect to add to a page that has information about what a Child Rescue Alert is and the benefits of registering to the community.

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3.     Announce your force’s backing of Child Rescue Alert through internal communications

Encourage your colleagues to register to receive Child Rescue Alerts via your intranet, newsletter and email network by announcing your force's support of the system. 

4.     Announce your force’s backing in external communications

We want you to help us make support of Child Rescue Alert a standard of best practice across the UK. By announcing your force’s support of Child Rescue Alert through your social media, press releases or website, as a trusted voice in your local community, you can help us encourage more people to register. Don’t forget to join us on Twitter @CRAlerts and www.facebook.com/CRAlerts

5.     Host a Child Rescue Alert registration day

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request posters, cards and sign-up sheets and set up a Child Rescue Alert station in your canteen, offices or staff room.

6.     Change your force-wide email signature for the Child Rescue Alert campaign in February

Tell all your contacts that your force supports Child Rescue Alert and encourage others to sign up to the system at the same time by changing the company email signature during the Child Rescue Alert campaign from 15-28 February. 

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