"Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center (HFC) and the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO) officially established and currently operate the "Child Abduction Alert" in Cyprus providing a support mechanism to assist the efforts of Cyprus Police and the European Helpline for Missing Children 116 000, to trace children and ensure their safe return to their families both for national and cross-border cases. The establishment of this mechanism is the responsibility of each EU Member State and at this stage the "Child Abduction Alert" operates in 11 member states.