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Child Rescue Alert (CRA)

Child Rescue Alert (CRA) is a system that issues alerts to the public via email, text message, the media and social media when a child has disappeared and their life is at risk, to assist the police in finding them.

Child rescue alert

The Child Rescue Alert (CRA) system is the responsibility of the National Crime Agency (NCA) and can be launched by any force in the country.

A CRA would be activated in North Yorkshire if a person under 18 years old was perceived to be in imminent danger of serious harm or death. There would need to be sufficient information available to enable you, the public, to assist us in finding them.

How you can help

If a child goes missing, is abducted or in imminent danger every single minute is crucial in bringing them home safely. Every bit of potential information we receive could help in a search, so do your bit now and you could help save a child’s life later.

Receive alerts on social media

When a CRA has been launched, critical information will be shared in real time through Twitter Alerts that you can also sign up to on the Twitter page.

You can follow @CRAalerts on Twitter.

You can receive information via the free Child Rescue Alert app which is available to download from the App Store for iPhone and Play Store for Android.