In the worst case scenario when your child is missing, there is a new tool you can use to get the message to police quickly.
The Missing Children’s Network has launched a free app called SIGN4L, spelled with a 4 instead of an a, where you can store all of your child’s pertinent information and up-to-date pictures.
Sue Ramsay with Child Find Saskatchewan says any new tool to help find missing children is a good thing, so they welcome it.
However, she suggests a paper-based version should also be considered, like their free All About Me ID booklets.
That’s because if the information is on a parent’s phone and someone else is caring for the child when they go missing, the app won’t help.
Ramsay suggests having a paper version of your child’s information someplace where it will be easily accessible to the babysitter or grandparent in your home.
One message Ramsay would like to relay is that some people believe you have to wait 24 hours before reporting a missing child to police, but that is incorrect.
She advises if you can’t find your child and you have searched and called all of the places where he or she might be to no avail, call the police.
Click on the link here to find out more about the All About Me ID booklets: https://www.childfind.sk.ca/