When is the risk acute?

If you have joint or sole custody of your child, and you fear that the other parent is about to leave Denmark with your child without your consent, the risk of child abduction is probably acute.

In that situation, you should call the police immediately on 114.

The police are able to physically prevent the child from leaving Denmark. If a parent is taking the child abroad and the police assess that the other parent’s consent is required, the police may immediately prevent the child from leaving Denmark.

 

The situation is not acute in the following cases:

  • Your child has already been abducted abroad.
  • Your child has not returned from access abroad.
  • Your child is being retained in Denmark after access, and there is no risk that the child is about to leave Denmark.
  • A decision on going abroad or the child’s residence abroad has been made.
  • Your child is with you.
  • You do not have custody, and the parent having custody is about to leave Denmark with the child.