Parents are urged to be vigilant of former partners who may snatch their children and take them across foreign borders with Christmas around the corner.
Head of the charity Reunite, which assists parents whose children have been taken by their other parent, warned Christmas could be "a particularly stressful time".
Parental child abduction is not faith or country specific – we see cases involving a range of countries from France and Poland to Thailand, Pakistan and Australia.
The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for families, especially if the relationship between parents has broken down.
However, there is help available if you think that your partner may be considering abducting your children.
Last year we helped to prevent 412 cases involving 586 children which demonstrates something can be done to prevent it from happening to you.
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