In Belgium, one of the five 116 numbers is currently operational

116000 - Missing Children Hotline

Child Focus - the European Centre for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children manages the hotline, as well as the Chat 116000 available on their website.


In order to raise awareness of 116000, the number is present in every communication of Child Focus. Belgium did not report any awareness campaigns carried out by public authorities. However, the 116 number is mentioned on national television and radio whenever announcements on missing children are made. It is also present in the written press in all articles on related subjects.