The Reunite research unit has undertaken an 18-month research exercise into the effects of international child abduction. Left-behind and abducting parents, as well as other family members and, for the first-time, the abducted child, are all represented within the sample. The child interviews have been conducted by CAFCASS officers who have worked in collaboration with the research unit on this project. The research report will be launched in Spring 2006. For further information see the Reunite website www.reunite.org.uk.