Hotline 116 000

Hotline 116 000

Free 24/7 telephone assistance in the event of the disappearance or risk of disappearance of minors in Switzerland.

One missing child is one too many

In Switzerland, more than 25,000 young people disappear each year. Most return home after a few days or weeks. But for others, things are unfortunately not that simple. The Missing Children Switzerland Foundation helps these young people to defend their rights and provides support to their families in the event of disappearance or in a preventive manner.

My child is missing: what can I do?

In the event of a disappearance, every minute counts! Emergency measures are important to save time. Call 116 000 for immediate assistance.

I’ve run away: who can help me?

We are here for you. First of all, make sure you are safe. You can reach us 24/7 on the 116 000 Hotline. Click to check out our advices.

Preparing is protecting my child

By grasping certain principles, a child can detect a potential danger on his or her own and react to it in an appropriate way. Here are some key elements that may prove valuable.

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Frequently asked questions - FAQs

Is it necessary to wait before reporting a disappearance? Why contact the police? There are no wrong questions when a child's safety is at stake. Read the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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