The European hotline number for missing and sexually exploited children

Thora Center

Center for sexually abused in Denmark



116000 telephone number is the European telephone number/hotline number reserved by the European Commission for missing and sexually exploited children.

Through this number, parents faced with a missing child in their country or in another European country, will increasingly have access to the life saving support they need, as the number is connected to the national organization specialized in dealing with these cases. As research shows the first hours after the disappearance of a child are of vital importance. Therefore having such "an easy to remember" telephone number at the disposal of parents across Europe is extremely important for an immediate action of the responsible local authorities. Thora Center is
a member of Missing Children Europe and is responsible for managing calls to 116000 in Denmark