To strengthen the ever increasing interest in AMBER Alert systems all over the world, AMBER Alert Europe partnered with ICMEC to produce a 14-point framework on implementing an AMBER Alert system.

ICMEC, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, and AMBER Alert Europe, the European Child Rescue Alert & Police Network on Missing Children, have been helping countries all over the world in setting up AMBER Alert systems.

Frank Hoen, President AMBER Alert Europe: “We have developed this global framework with ICMEC to support countries in setting up national AMBER Alert systems. Eventually this will result in better alert systems to find more missing children”.

Alert systems are currently used in 24 countries and only in cases where a child is in immediate risk or harm and law enforcement is asking the public for help. In 2017 AMBER Alert Malta, developed by AMBER Alert Europe, will be launched.

Read the framework


The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) works around the world to advance child protection and safeguard children from abduction, sexual abuse, and exploitation. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A., ICMEC also has regional representation in Brazil and Singapore. Together with an extensive network of public and private sector partners, ICMEC’s team responds to global issues with tailored local solutions. For more information on ICMEC, please visit

About AMBER Alert Europe

AMBER Alert Europe is an international not for profit organisation with 22 members (law enforcement, ministries & NGOs) in 17 countries. Its Police Network consists of over 35 experts representing law enforcement from 12 EU countries. Dedicated to the protection of missing children, AMBER Alert Europe connects citizens with law enforcement when the police believe the public can help find the child. It provides for training and cross-border coordination to law enforcement. AMBER Alert Europe provides support in an advisory and knowledge-sharing role to its members and partners, who, together with the network of connected citizens, are on the lookout when a child goes missing across Europe. For more information on AMBER Alert Europe, please visit