Our Keynote Conversation is with Alison Shalaby, CEO of reunite
International Child Abduction Centre in the UK. Ms. Shalably traveled across the pond to share this inspiring, parent-driven model of sustainable, effective engagement and empowerment. It's a conversation 30 years in the making!
started life in 1987, a parent support network formed by parents all trying to navigate their way through the legal minefield of international parental child abduction. Over the years reuinite evolved and developed into an information and resource center.
In 1999, the organization became reunite
International Child Abduction Centre and is recognised as the leading UK charity specializing in international parental child abduction and the movement of children across international borders. reunite
operates the only telephone advice line in the UK offering practical, impartial advice, information and support to parents, family members, and guardians who have had their child abducted, as well as parents and guardians who may have abducted their child. reunite
provides advice, information and support to parents who fear their child may be at risk of abduction and assists and advise in international contact issues and cases of ´permission to remove´.
Committed to raising the profile of international parental child abduction on the international stage, reunite
organizes and attends conferences across the world to promote its work, raise awareness of international parental child abduction, and foster close working relationships with governmental and non-government organizations,to better enable a quick resolution in cases of child abduction, that focus on the best interests of children. reunite
works closely with the U.K. Ministry of Justice, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Home Office and provides specialist training for government departments, lawyers, academics, the police, and others who have a professional interest in international parental child abduction.