Building a Europe for and with children

ADOPTION OF THE GUIDELINES FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM VIOLENCE

On 18th November 2009 the Committee of Ministers adopted the Council of Europe's Policy Guidelines on Integrated National Strategies for the Protection of Children from Violence. In line with the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and of the UN Secretary-Generalís Study on Violence against Children, the Guidelines promote the development and implementation of a holistic national framework for safeguarding the rights of the child and protecting children from all forms of violence.

More largely, the Guidelines aim at stimulating a much needed change in the perception of children as persons and right holders and fostering a culture of respect for the rights of the child.

The Council of Europe Guidelines exist in the following languages: Albanian - English - French - German - Portuguese - Russian - Spanish - Turkish - Ukrainian


Joint statement by the outgoing Slovenian Chair of the Committee of Ministers, Samuel ébogar, and the incoming Swiss Chair, Mrs Micheline Calmy-Rey, on the occasion of the handover meeting of the chairmanship

Geneva, 9 March 2010, Panel discussion on National Integrated Strategies on violence against children