Keep an updated file of your child and the other parent. Include birth certificates, recent photos, fingerprints, and any other information that would aid in identifying your child in case of an abduction.
The custody orders should state that the child may not be removed from the city, county, country (or whatever area is appropriate) without the consent of the other parent.
Teach your child to use the telephone. Without frightening your child or alienating your child from the other parent, tell your child to call home immediately if something unusual is happening. Make sure that your child understands that you will always love them and want to share your life with them.
Furnish a copy of your custody and visitation orders to the school, day care center, and babysitter.
If an abduction is threatened, notify the police department and/or the Child Recovery Unit.