Many organizations have tried and tested policies and procedures to handle the operational response to a kidnapping – but neglect the human dynamics. Hostage US seminars and training will help you to understand your Duty of Care obligations to employees and their families – helping you to learn best practices in family support and hostage reintegration.

Hostage US runs seminars around the country and on-site tailored training to help organizations understand the challenges of family support and hostage reintegration. Experience shows that looking after families and returning hostages has a positive effect – not only on those affected, but on your organization, its wider workforce and reputation. See our education program video and our events.

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Hostage US runs regular seminars across the country aimed at security, human resources and operations executives from corporations, humanitarian and faith-based organizations, and educational institutions. In this section you can learn more and sign up for current seminars or to receive information for future events.

Training Hostage US offers tailored on-site training packages for organizations, designed to meet the specific requirements of your organization. We can deliver half-day, one-day or two-day packages for colleagues across the organization – security, human resources, legal, and corporate communications. Here you will find information on how our training works, what you will learn and how to get in touch to discuss further.


Hostage US is available to offer advice and guidance on a consultancy basis. Perhaps you would like us to review your family liaison policy, or help you to plan the return to work of a colleague who has been released from captivity. Hostage US can work with you to share its experience to help you achieve best practice in family support and hostage reintegration.

Best Practices Dealing with an employee being kidnapped is a challenge for any organization. In this section you will find practical advice on how you can best prepare so you are ready to support their family, as well as your employee when they return to work.


Hostage US has a breadth of knowledge regarding kidnappings. We are not only able to offer support to organizations going through a kidnapping, but also provide preemptive information and training should this ever happen in your organization. This section outlines how Hostage US can help your organization.