Useful Resources

Please note that the topics we discuss, and the situations in which they arise, can be distressing. If you or someone you know is in need, please seek appropriate assistance. You will find below a list of useful resources regarding a range of subjects. Whilst I strive to ensure the links are up to date and correct, given the amount of agencies, and the international nature of them, it may be that some of the below are outdated or have since changed.

You may also refer to the 'Useful Contacts' page under the 'Contacts' tab for further international contacts and agencies. Please also share these resources and contacts with any others who may benefit from them. If you would like to suggest a resource for inclusion on the page, please contact me via the 'Contact Us' page under the Contacts tab. Thank you.

What 3 words

What3Words is a website and app which has given every 3 metre square in the world a unique three word address. The words are randomly assigned to each square and will always remain the same. This makes it easier - to within 3 metres - to find places and send help in an emergency.

In The Loop

In the loop is a book written for young people, by young people. It is a resource to help young people feel less overwhelmed, confused, frightened and lonely; and to provide carers with information to enable them to support young people through the experience of 'missing.'

Code Adam

Code Adam is a free program which is designed to help a wide variety of businesses and other establishments ensure that they have safety protocols in place to respond to a missing child situation. The search procedures and protocols can be easily implemented.

Polly Klaas

The free child safety kit allows you to collect and store all of your child’s vital information in one place, including fingerprints and DNA, to be quickly accessed in the event of an emergency. The kit also includes guidance for parents.

Kid Smartz

A free child safety program that educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors. The program offers resources to help grown ups protect kids by teaching and practicing Rules of Personal Safety using various methods.

Net Smartz

NetSmartz is NCMEC's free online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children be safer online by helping children to become more aware of potential risks and empowering them to prevent victimization by making safer choices.

NS Teens

A free program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Through animated videos, games, and interactive comics, NSTeens teaches tweens and teens about making safer choices online. Teaching materials are available school educators to bring into the classroom.