Ofcom today confirmed plans to introduce pan-European 116 helpline phone numbers in the UK and launched the selection process to allocate the first three 116 numbers. These numbers will allow people to call telephone services of social value, such as missing children hotlines and emotional support helplines, from the same number regardless of which EU country they are in.
Please also see:
Harmonised European numbers for harmonised services of social value (116XXX numbers)
Harmonised European numbers for services of social value: comparative selection process for allocation of 116000, 116111 and 116123, published 18 February 2009 (three separate documents)