Missing Child Search and Child Protection Home Link Network
A concerted, multi-pronged effort is required to trace all missing children as many of them are reportedly subjected to different kinds of exploitation. The Don Bosco National Forum for Young at Risk initiated a national website and home link network supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in January 2007 as a pilot project. It is an online service exclusively meant to locate missing children. Anyone who loses his or her child can lodge a complaint with the website.
The Thiruvananthapuram Don Bosco Veedu Society, which is a collaborating institution under the Childline programme, has initiated the Missing Child Search (MCS) and Child Protection Home Link Network as a pilot project has been implemented in Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam in cooperation with the Department of Social Justice.
This programme launched by the Social Justice Directorate centres on a website that is specially meant for finding missing children and reuniting them with their parents and relatives. Anybody can register the details of a missing child at the site www.missingchildsearch.net/www.homelink.in and the data on the site will be analyzed in an effort to locate the missing child.