parent support network for international abduction and custody disputes

reunite started life in 1987. It is a parent support network formed by parents all trying to navigate their way through the legal minefield of international parental child abduction.

Registered as a charity in 1990 and over the years evolved and developed into an information and resource centre specialising in international parental child abduction and the movement of children across international borders.

What we do

Telephone advice line

We operate the only telephone advice line in the UK dedicated to international abduction and custody disputes.

  • offer practical, impartial advice, information and support to parents, family members, and guardians who have had their child abducted
  • offer advice to parents and guardians who may have abducted a child
  • provide advice, information and support to parents who fear their child may be at risk of abduction
  • assist and advise in international contact issues and cases of ‘permission to remove’

Mediation service

We can also offer parents a truly specialist mediation service, born out of research undertaken by the reunite research unit.

Parental child abduction was always believed to be too contentious an issue to benefit from mediation. However, our initial research, and subsequent practice, has shown that with the help of our specialist mediators parents can resolve their issues and come to amicable agreements that best meet the needs of their family outside of a court setting.

Raising awareness

We are committed to raising the profile of international parental child abduction on the international stage.

  • organise and attend conferences to raise awareness of international parental child abduction
  • foster close working relationships with governmental departments and non government organisation’s
  • work closely with government departments and administer The All Party Parliamentary Group on Child Abduction
  • provide specialist training in international parental child abduction

Contact information

For the reunite website