The Child Abduction Unit

The Child Abduction Unit is part of the Ministry for Children and Social Affairs. The unit handles all cases on child abduction to and from Denmark.

If you share custody of the child and believe the other parent has removed your joint child from the country or is wrongfully keeping your child abroad, you can contact the Child Abduction Unit, regardless of the country to which your child has been abducted.

The Child Abduction Unit can be contacted at: +45 40 50 50 26

Outside opening hours the phone number can be used in urgent situations, where your child is about to leave Denmark.

Please see the linked pages below for information about the role and assistance of the Child Abduction Unit in the different types of cases:

Child abduction to countries with which Denmark cooperates under the Hague Convention of 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Child abduction to Denmark from countries with which Denmark cooperates under the Hague Convention of 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Child abduction to a non-convention country