The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has set recommendations for best practices in child identification kits. The following are some of the recommended practices:
1. Photograph of the child.
The picture in the child id kit should be recent, accurate and of good quality. The center recommends that the picture contain a head-and-shoulders photo with a clear, in focus photo of the child’s face. The true features of the child should be displayed in the photo.
2. Information on the child id.
The description should be recent, accurate and of good quality. Useful information to authorities are the following: name, nickname, height weight, sex, age, eye color, dentition, glasses, hair color, scars, marks, disabilities, tattoos and body piercings.
Complete recommendations can be found here.
With the child id kit provided by Safe-Card ID, the information is provided by and kept by the parent for appropriate use. Since the information is not kept in any database, the parent has total control over what information is released in the child identification card or the shoetag that the child wears to provide necessary information
For additional information about child identification or child id events held in the North Carolina area, contact us at 888-485-4696. We also recommend the IdentAKey program as another family safety product.