taken front coverThe report offers the most comprehensive account ever undertaken of child abduction in the UK. Data on 675 offences of child abduction and child kidnapping were collected from most UK police forces. Together with previous literature these were analysed to produce a new typology of child abduction, including international parental child abduction, abduction from care, stranger abduction, and abduction arising from familial abuse, revenge, domestic violence, sexual exploitation and financial gain.

Taken also explores the current police and practice issues on child abduction and areas for further research.