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1 Agata Furgała Deputy Director of Department for Analysis and Supervision Ministry of Interior and Administration of Poland Whats next regarding missing children hotline for missing children in Poland

2 According to the Decision 2007/116/EC MS should have 5 phone lines (earlier 3 phone lines): – hotline for missing children – helpline for victims and crime – child helpline –not-emergency medical on-call service – emotional support helpline

3 Poland has 3 phone lines working opereted by NGOs: – Itaka – Center for Missing People – Nobodys Children Foundation – Polish Psychological Association Poland established phone line as a six th MS in the EU and as a first MS - all 3 phone numbers /which in the past were the only ones recommended in EU/

4 ITAKA Foundation: exists from 12 years one of the founder of Missing Children Europe unique NGO in Poland who takes care of missing people in such a large scale: 24h 7 days per week helps to find missing people and support their families MISSION of ITAKA: searching people helping families prevention measures to avoid missing people ITAKAs TEAM: psychologists, psychiatrists layers, social employees, voluntaries

5 Phone line for Missing Children works since 5th March 2009 Phone line works 7 days a week – 24 hours a day. All calls are free of charge form the cells and fixed network Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. is a private association who finance a great part of cost of phone line In 2010 i 2011 Ministry of Interior and Administration co-finance the line activities

6 Measures: psychological help searching activities and mediations direct assistance point for help legal support about 5000 calls by year 80% of effectiveness in 2009/10 for 212 cases of missed children searching via phone line 182 –were find it means

7 In May 25th 2009, an agreement on cooperation between the Foundation and Police Headquarters Agreement is made for cooperation in: searching missing people, determining the identity of unknown identity, missing prevention, combat the phenomenon of missing people and reduce the negative consequences of this phenomenon. Cooperation between ITAKA and POLICE

8 The website is existing as a part of the official Police website as one of the theme bookmarks: missing and wanted Publication of persons reported as missing, is done automatically on a daily data internal computer system Automatic publication of data is aimed at maximum efficiency the present system of missing persons, and to provide actual content On the site are photos and data on 990 people reported as missing ITAKAs website is a complementary tool to provide to society all information about missing personwww.zaginieni.pl / coded sub-site for families concerning unknown identity of died person found/ website:

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11 missing person in total reported children missing yearUp to yearAll missing person Statistic Data

12 Further steps In general: Strong cooperation in counteracting and preventing all missing on national and European level strengthening partnership between different actors: NGOs, government administration and business sector, volunteers

13 Further steps In particular: 1. International conference on the missing children and adults (5-6th October 2011) General topics about missing children: - Child alert – how to implement it? phone on missing child and teenager – How does it work? How can it help? - Child trafficking - Parental abductions - Age progression

14 Further steps 2. Develop ITAKAs Direct Assistance Centre The proposed help: psychological help (psychological support during disappearance of a child, assistance in mourning) mediation (for teenagers who plan to escape, for parents who are afraid that their child will escape, for teenagers who are on the run and dont want to come back home, for parents of teenagers who came back home and would like to avoid similar situation in future) legal support

15 Further steps 3. Implementation of the National Action Plan against Trafficking in Human Beings In this framework government entities and NGOs perform tasks aimed at preventing and combating trafficking in Poland

16 Further steps 4. usual activities of different entities such as f. ex.: publications workshops and lectures all around Poland media campaigns implement national and local prevention programs aimed to counteracting crime and unsocial behavior among children and youth

17 Thank you for your attention Contact: Tel. no


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