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Lanzarote Committee members visit Iceland's Children's House

04.06.12 Several members of the Lanzarote Committee conducted a 2-day study visit to Iceland on child-friendly and multidisciplinary responses to child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, to exchange views and practice with professionals that work with children. They visited the Children's House, a interdisciplinary and multiagency approach which puts the best interest of the child at the heart of investigative procedures, thereby avoiding any secondary victimisation of the child.

During the course of their visit they met inter alia a court judge, prosecutors, members of the police force, child protection services and medical professionals.

The Lanzarote Committee is mandated to monitor implementation of the Lanzarote Convention and to facilitate the collection, analysis and exchange of information, experiences and good practices between States to improve their capacity to prevent and combat sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children.

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