Missing child alert system rolled out across Manchester

A new Child Rescue Alert system has been launched in Greater Manchester by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), the National Crime Agency and Missing People.

People who register for the text messages will be notified every time a child is reported missing, as police aim to speed up the operation for children who are in danger.

Detective Inspector Paul Parker said: “Any child that goes missing is a worry and this alert while used very rarely can assist emergency services such as police in saving a child. It is imperative that as many members of the public as possible know about it so that they can help us return those youngsters safely. We would encourage members of the public to register themselves with the Child Rescue Alert as every minute a child goes missing is a minute too long.”

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