We at AMBER Alert Europe believe in a culture where no child is left behind and work in the best interest of the child. We are committed to promote the rights of children and young persons to protection in line with the provisions of Article 7 of the European Social Charter of the Council of Europe.
At AMBER Alert Europe we strive to empower children and strongly believe that children as holders of data protection rights need even more advocacy and empowerment in this area. We implement our activities respecting fundamental human rights and the Data Protection Convention of the Council of Europe. Although we are not processing children’s personal data we stand for their respect at any given opportunity and promote that through all our activities. In line with that we at AMBER Alert Europe have put in place our organization’s Child Safeguarding Policy, communicated, and displayed it accordingly and publicly accessible.
Our activities in preventing children from going missing cover prevention and awareness raising campaigns, networking and community building, citizen sourcing, and sharing information on best practices, training, but also cross-border cooperation. We work to connect civil society, law enforcement, and relevant stakeholders in the search for missing children and missing persons and for preventing them from going missing. We are convinced that combining the potential of civil society and citizens with the efforts of national authorities into joint actions brings added value to any search for a missing child.
Mindful and aware of the risks connected to the disappearance of children, and in line with the European Convention of Human Rights, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union we also advocate and promote special protection of children from violence, abuse, and exploitation, and promote the adoption of measures and dissemination of practices aimed at addressing the issue of missing children and its root causes.
We at AMBER Alert Europe remain strongly committed to protect children against sexual abuse and exploitation, in line with the Lanzarote Convention, and to contribute to the safety of children, both online and offline, through activities and awareness-raising campaigns as a mean of fostering a trusting environment for children.