This resource centre offers access to international, European and national tools and mechanisms that have been developed to respond to various forms of violence against children (VAC), including through prevention, protection of children and support to victims.

Special emphasis is put on integrated strategies following multi-sectorial and multi-stakeholder approaches as promoted by Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)10 of the Committee of Ministers on Guidelines on Integrated National Strategies for the Protection of Children from Violence. The “filtering tool” on the present page facilitates the access to specific categories of information to be selected from a list.

Action plan against negative social control, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (2017-2020), Norway

Description: The action plan has 28 measures across five focus areas/sectors: A strengthened legal protection for vulnerable persons, strengthening the help of people who break with family and network, changing attitudes and practices in affected communities, enhancing knowledge of service...

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Action Plan for Online Safety 2018-2019, Ireland

Description: Irish action plan for online safety, including measures to strengthen protection and tackling of violence against children in the digital environment. Available in English.

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Action Plan for the Prevention of Domestic and Gender-based Violence for 2015 – 2018, Czech Republic

Description: Second Action Plan of the Czech Republic on domestic and gender-based violence published in 2015 by the Gender Equality Unit of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. Available in English

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Action Plan, Combating Human Trafficking 2015-2019, Belgium

Description: National action plan in Belgium for combating human trafficking in 2015-2019. Available in French.

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Ad hoc public report: Commitments under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Protocols. The state of fulfilment in Armenia, Armenia

Description: Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia 2018 report on the state of fulfilment of obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Armenia, including ill-treatment and corporal punishment; all forms of violence against children; and child marriage. Available...

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Addendum to the National Action Plan “Combating Human Trafficking 2015-2019”: minor victims of human trafficking, Belgium

Description: Addendum adopted in 2018 to the national action plan on combating human trafficking which focusses on exploited minors. Available in French.

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Addressing Bullying Behaviour in Schools Policy, Malta

Description: National policy adopted in 2014 by the Maltese Ministry of Education and Employment to address bullying in schools. The document focuses on supporting active citizenship and value-based education, bringing together various sectors that make up the education system. Available in English.

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Advisory Body of the National Commission for the Rights of the Child: recommendation to expressly prohibit so-called educational violence - a legal obligation for Belgium, Belgium

Description: 2018 recommendation by the advisory body of the National Commission for the Rights of the child to expressly prohibit corporal punishment in all settings by law. Available in French.

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Alarm phone for children and young people, Norway

Description: The alarm phone for children and adolescents is an emergency telephone for children and adolescents. There are 15 large child welfare guardians in Norway. Experienced adults answer the calls 116 111. Available in Sami, English, French, Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Farsi, Norwegian.

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Annual award "Luka Ritz " for promoting tolerance and school without violence, Croatia

Description: Each year a prize is awarded to one student of elementary school, and another one to a student of secondary education. Available in Croatian.

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Awareness-raising campaign on gender-based violence “Don´t look away” 2018, Spain

Description: Awareness-raising campaign against gender-based violence developed by the Government Office for Gender Violence. Available in Spanish.

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Bulletin on child protection measures in Spain, Spain

Description: It collects data on child protection measures from all the regions annually. Available in Spanish.

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Campaign against violence in relationships, Portugal

Description: Portuguese campaign to mark Valentine’s Day, with the aim of raising awareness of violence within relationships. The campaign was carried out in the framework of the “Escolhas Programme”, a government initiative created in 2001, with the aim of promoting social inclusion of children...

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Charter on the Safety of Children on the Internet, Croatia

Description: In order to create a better and safer digital environment for children and to promote the protection of children and young people three mobile network operators, Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM), the Centre for Missing and Abused Children, and the Safer...

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Child Helpline website, Lithuania

Description: on the website of Child Helpline, children can find useful information on: physical abuse, sexual abuse, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, pregnancy, problems at home, parental divorce, human trafficking, suicide and self-harm. The website provides a description of each problem, the...

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Child protection and Finnish hotline Nettivihje: Preventing online child sexual abuse and exploitation, Finland

Description: Factsheet on the Finnish hotline Nettivihje and its 2017 activities (number of reports received and number of online images and videos analysed). Available in English.

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Childhood violence: long-lasting traces? A longitudinal study of revictimization, health, substance abuse and social relations among young people who have experience violence in childhood, Norway

Description: Report on the long-term outcomes for children exposed to violence, published by The Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) in 2019. Based on a prevalence study on violence and sexual assault conducted in 2013. Available in Norwegian.

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Children’s Houses, Norway

Description: Children's Houses are a nationwide service established to ensure that children and other particularly vulnerable groups that may have been victims of violence and sexual abuse, and where the matter has been reported to the police, can receive good, coordinated follow-up. Children’s...

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Collaborating against child abuse – Exploring the Nordic Barnahus model

Description: This 2017 book contributes to the evolving research field that has developed in parallel with the implementation of the Nordic Barnahus (“Children’s House”) model. The book gathers information from all Nordic countries and offers an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the...

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Comprehensive plan to combat trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation, 2015-2018, Spain

Description: National action plan which focuses, in particular, on women and girl victims of sexual exploitation. Available in Spanish.

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Coordination Strategy Document for Child Protection Services 2014-2019, Turkey

Description: Document published in January 2014 by UNICEF identifying the child protection system model planned to be developed and implemented in Turkey. It presents 10 main strategic goals, including the prevention aspect, and targets to be reached by 2019. Available in Turkish.

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Cruel, inhuman and degrading: ending corporal punishment in penal systems for children, 2015

Description: This report, published for the 2015 World Congress on Juvenile Justice, held in Geneva in January 2015, identifies the states where children may be lawfully flogged, whipped and caned under secular, religious and/or customary systems of justice. It also identifies the many immediate...

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Detection and Screening Protocol for Child Protection and Welfare Services; Detection and Screening Protocol for Counselling; Operational Guidelines for Child Protection and Welfare Services; Monitoring Guidelines for Authorities

Description: Since 2016 "Detection and Screening Protocol for Child Protection and Welfare Services", “Detection and Screening Protocol for Counselling”, and “Operational Guidelines for Child Protection and Welfare Services” have been mandatory for child protection facilities, for service...

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Ending corporal punishment of children – a handbook for working with religious communities, 2015

Description: This handbook provides links to tools and resources for engaging with and enlisting the support of religious communities and faith-based institutions towards the prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children. It recognises the crucial role that religious communities...

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Ending legalised violence against children by 2030: Progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children in Pathfinder countries, 2018

Description: Prepared for the Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit held in Stockholm, Sweden, in February 2018, this report tracks progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children in Pathfinding countries. Available in English.

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Entitled to care - entitled to intervene, Finland

Description: 2017 Guide from the Finnish Olympic Committee for sports associations to combat sexual violence and gender-based harassment in sports. Available in Finnish.

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Experiences of children and adolescents subjected to violence and assault, Norway

Description: 2018 publication by the Children’s Ombudsman of Norway detailing the results of a consultation on the experiences of children and adolescents who were affected by violence and sexual abuse and their recommendations to service-providers. Available in Norwegian.

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Experiences of children and youth on violence 2013: Results of child victim research, Finland

Description: Finnish 2014 report by the Policy Academy resulting from a survey on children and young people’s experiences as victims of violence. Available in Finnish.

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Federal cooperation concept: “Protection and help in cases of trafficking in and exploitation of children”

Description: 2018 concept of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, ECPAT Germany and the German NGO Network against trafficking in human beings (KOK) for implementing cooperation between the police, youth welfare services, the health sector, foreigner´s office and specialised counselling...

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Fifth and Sixth State Report the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Description: Report of the German Government on the implementation of the UN-CRC, including on tackling all forms of violence against children. Available in German.

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Global report 2018: Progress towards ending corporal punishment of children

Description: Our latest annual global reports tracking progress towards ending corporal punishment of children. It highlights the major achievements of 2018, as well as the areas in need of most urgent attention, and looks forward to 2019. Available in English.

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Government Council for monitoring the implementation of UN Human Rights Mechanisms, Serbia

Description: The Council was set up in 2014 by the Government of the Republic of Serbia in order to monitor, inter alia, the implementation of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child recommendations. Available in Serbian and English.

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Guidelines for shelters for domestic violence survivors, Norway

Description: The Shelter Act of 2010 states that every municipality is obligated to provide a secure shelter and follow up services for survivors of violence in close relationship (women, men and children). The guidelines specifically address how to care for the children accompanying their...

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Guidelines for the health and care service’s work on domestic violence, Norway

Description: The goal of the digital guidelines is to increase knowledge and thus strengthen the action competence and preparedness of employees in the health and care services. The guide focuses on health and care personnel in primary and secondary health services. Others who may benefit from...

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Help portal sexual abuse

Description: Online help portal; provides information to victims & survivors, their relatives and other persons who want to support them. Includes a nationwide database where assistance & counselling is available. Available in German, English, Turkish, Arabic, French, Spanish and Russian.

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Hotline against bulling, Spain

Description: Anonymous, confidential and free of charge telephone service for children and young people in distress concerning bullying, developed by the Ministry of Education. Available in Spanish.

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Human Rights Action Plan for 2018-2020, Georgia

Description: Georgian Human Rights Action plan 2018-2020, with a sub-chapter on violence against children, including the improvement of preventive mechanisms for protecting children; and strengthening rehabilitation mechanisms for child victims of violence. Available in Georgian and English.

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II PENIA National action plan for children and young persons 2013-2016, Spain

Description: Integrated instrument designed to follow the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Spain Available in Spanish.

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Individual country reports on the status of corporal punishment of children in every state

Description: Detailed individual country reports on the legality and prevalence of corporal punishment of children in every state and territory. Available in English and French

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Internet hotline/telephone hotline number 116 000, Croatia

Description: The non-governmental organisation Centre for Missing and Abused Children is the holder of the right to the internet hotline number 116 000 acting to promote, protect, and improve the rights of children, and to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children and youth...

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Kiko and the Hand

Description: The book and TV spot featuring Kiko and the Hand help children understand that their bodies belongs to them, that there are good and bad secrets and good and bad touches. Available in Arabic, Basque, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Galician, Greek,...

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Measures to combat violence in the family and in intimate relations; National Action Plan, Denmark

Description: National action plan published in 2014 by the Ministry of Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs of Denmark, which focusses, in particular, on children as witnesses to intra-familial violence. Available in English.

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Measures to fill the gaps in the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Switzerland

Description: 2018 report of the Swiss Federal Council in response to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child recommendations to Switzerland, including on tackling all forms of violence against children. Available in French, German and Italian.

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Monitoring Board for Children’s Rights, Austria

Description : National body comprised of experts for implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, including strategic approaches to tackling violence against children. The Monitoring Board was set up by the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and youth (now the Federal Ministry...

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Monitoring Methodology Guidelines for Child Care Centres and Child Care Homes – Abuse of Children and Young Adults

Description: These guidelines set the rules and framework for reporting and monitoring processes, providing the foundations for universal monitoring requirements, for the conduct of monitoring visits, for the cooperation with providers, and for the enhancement of monitoring and communication...

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National Action Plan against Violence 2019 – 2022, Iceland

Description: The action plan was adopted in the form of a parliamentary resolution by Althingi (the Icelandic Parliament) in June 2019. Among the proposals is the establishment and maintenance of education about violence and responses to it among those who work with children and young people in...

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National action plan for promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people: Multiannual plan, Luxembourg

Description: National action plan adopted 2018 for the protection of LGBTI people, including children. Contains measures for inclusive and fair education; and to fight against discrimination, hate crime and hate speech. Available in French.

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National Action Plan for Safety Promotion among Children and Youth – Target and Action Plan 2018-2025: Part I, Finland

Description: Finnish working paper published in 2018, which includes measures on, inter alia, physical and psychological violence against a child for educational purposes Available in Finnish

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National Action Plan for the Implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child for the period up to 2021, Ukraine

Description: Ukrainian national action plan for the implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers in May 2018. The action plan includes measures target violence against children. Available in Ukrainian

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National Action Plan on Child Protection 2019-2022, Iceland

Description: The action plan was adopted in the form of a parliamentary resolution by Althingi (the Icelandic Parliament) in June 2019. The scope of the action plan is broad, but it includes, inter alia, measures to strengthen early intervention and services where physical and psychological...

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National Action plan to prevent and combat rape (2019-2022), Norway

Description: A new action plan against rape was presented in March 2019. The action plan is intended to help ensure that measures are properly embedded, comprehensive, and coordinated in an area where many sectors have some responsibilities. The action plan targets both male and female victims of...

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National action plan to tackle child sexual exploitation, Wales (United Kingdom)

Description: Welsh (United Kingdom) action plan to tackle child sexual exploitation, published in 2016. Available in English and Welsh.

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National Children’s Policy, Malta

Description: National Children’s Policy by the Maltese Ministry for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity, published in 2017. Includes measures to prevent and tackle various forms of violence against children. Available in English.

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National Comparative Survey on Media Habits of Children and Their Parents and Safety of Children on the Internet, Croatia

Description: The overall objective of the research by HR Kids Online was to gain a better insight into the children's habits when using the Internet and modern technologies, to examine the frequency and forms of exposure of children to disturbing content and violence, and to examine the...

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National Plan for the Suppression of Trafficking in Human Begins for the period from 2018 to 2021, Croatia

Description: Croatian national action plan for combating trafficking in human beings with particular measures related to child trafficking. Available in Croatian.

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National Programme for Prevention of Violence and Abuse of Children 2017-2020, Bulgaria

Description: Bulgaria’s National Programme for the Prevention of Violence and Child Abuse sets the national policy framework for violence against children through a mechanism for coordination and communication between government bodies, civil society representatives and the non-governmental...

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National Programme for the Prevention of Domestic Violence 2014-2020, Poland

Description : Polish National Programme for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, adopted by the Council of Ministers in June 2014. Available in Polish.

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National Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in the Czech Republic for the Period 2016-2019, Czech Republic

Description: National strategy by the Department of Security Policy and Crime Prevention of the Czech Republic for combating human trafficking, with particular measures on child trafficking. Available in English.

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National Strategy for Protection against Domestic Violence for the period 2017-2022, Croatia

Description: Croatian National Strategy adopted in 2017. The National Strategy emphasises the need to upgrade measures helping the prevention of occurrence of violence and ensuring the continued implementation of the policy for protection of victims of domestic violence aiming to ensure a higher...

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National Strategy for the Prevention and Management of Violence in School 2018-2022, Cyprus

Description: Cypriot national strategy against violence in school, prepared by the Observatory on Violence in School and approved by the Council of Ministers in January 2018. Available in Greek.

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National Strategy on the Protection of Children against Violence (2014-ongoing), Slovak Republic

Description: Slovak National Strategy on the Protection of Children Against Violence, which began implementation in 2014 and which was subject to review in 2017. Available in Slovak.

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National Strategy on the Rights of Children in the Republic of Croatia for the period 2014–2020, Croatia

Description: Croatian National Strategy adopted in 2014. The purpose is to achieve more effective promotion and protection of children's rights in Croatia through the implementation of existing international and national standards in the field of children's rights, promoting a comprehensive and...

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National Strategy to Protect Children's Rights 2012-2018

Description: General national strategy on the rights of the child of the Czech Republi, a.k.a. "Right to childhood". Available in English

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National survey on information security within the project "Safer Internet Centre Croatia", Croatia

Description: The research was conducted as part of a three-year project by the Faculty of Upbringing and Educational Sciences in cooperation with the Centre for Missing and Abused Children. The study was conducted on a sample of 3000 high school pupils. The aim of the research was to define...

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Non-violent Childhoods: Moving on from corporal punishment in the Baltic Sea Region, 2018

Description: A series of guidance reports promoting effective implementation of legal bans on corporal punishment. They were developed following a series of national consultations and expert meetings held across the Baltic Sea Region as part of a two-year project, Non-violent Childhoods: Moving...

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Official statistics on risk assessment in German child protection services, Germany

Description: 2017 presentation by TU Dortmund University, in association with the TU-DJ Research Network, on risk assessment (“8a”) statistics in German child protection services. Available in English.

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Ombudsman: Children and young people’s page, Portugal

Description: Child-friendly web-page by the Portuguese Ombuds office, with information on children’s rights and how to contact the Ombuds office through a “Children’s Line”, including on issues relating to violence. Available in Portuguese.

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Phone number “900116117”, Spain

Description: Anonymous and free of charge service developed by INCIBE that offers professional advice to children on risks related to internet Available in Spanish.

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Positive discipline resources

Description: A wide range of resources for the promotion of positive, non-violent discipline among parents, teachers, other adults who work with children and children and young people themselves. Available in Arabic, English, Estonian, French, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Welsh.

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Positive Parenting: National Strategic Policy 2016-2024, Malta

Description: National policy by the Maltese Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity on building and sustaining a positive culture and infrastructure for parents and their children, including through the use of non-violent parental behaviour. Available in English and Maltese.

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Prevention of and intervention in sexual harassment at schools and educational institutions, Finland

Description: 2018 Guide by the Finnish National Agency for Education on sexual harassment and prevention and intervention (summary provided in English). Available in Finnish, Swedish and English.

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Progress towards prohibiting all corporal punishment of children in EU member states, 2015

Description: This briefing graphically illustrates the progress made to date in the region, where, as of 2015, 19 of the 28 European Union member states have enacted legislation prohibiting corporal punishment of children in all settings, including the home. It also sets out what needs to be done...

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Prohibiting All Corporal Punishment of Children: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, 2017

Description: A series of three booklets providing answers to questions that arise when thinking about prohibiting all corporal punishment of children, aiming to give parents and carers, government officials, education professionals and others the confidence to support and pursue legal reform....

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Prohibiting violent punishment of girls and boys – a key element in ending family violence, 2015

Description: This briefing, prepared for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held in March 2015, considers prohibition of corporal punishment in the context of domestic violence / family protection laws. It sets out the reasons why excluding prohibition of corporal...

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Prohibition of violent punishment of children: a critical step towards fulfilling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2016

Description: This briefing sets out, for each of the 22 states to be reviewed at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2016, the law reform necessary to achieve prohibition of corporal punishment in all settings and the latest information on prevalence of corporal...

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Protecting Scotland’s children and young people – national policy, United Kingdom

Description: 2018 publication by the Scottish Government on a national (Scotland) policy to protection children and young people from abuse, neglect and violence. Available in English.

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Protocol on basic intervention against child abuse within the family context, published in 2014, Spain

Description: This Protocol aims to coordinate all institutions and other entities involved in childhood matters and to establish minimum procedural standards in the interventions to be carried out against child abuse. Available in Spanish.

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Protocol on Procedure in Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect, Croatia

Description: Adopted in 2017, the Protocol applies to all children whose well-being is endangered, or children who are at direct peril or life-threatening danger, children who are (or under suspicion) victims of abuse and neglect, and children who are considered to be at risk of possible abuse...

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Protocol on the Identification, Assistance and Protection of Victims of Trafficking, Croatia

Description: The Protocol outlines the responsibilities of the competent bodies, the forms and the manner of cooperation between all the competent bodies and other stakeholders involved in the identification, assistance and protection of victims of trafficking, particularly in case of a juvenile...

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Protocol on the Integration/Reintegration of Victim of Trafficking in Human Beings, Croatia

Description: The purpose of this Protocol is to determine the manner of proceedings and stakeholder’s responsibility for the purpose of integration/reintegration of victims of trafficking in society. The Protocol takes into account the specific health and other needs of victims of trafficking...

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Protocol on the Procedure in Cases of Domestic Violence, Croatia

Description: Protocol, adopted in 2019, containing a series of precisely defined measures on the manner of conduct and the manner of co-operation between competent authorities (police officers, social welfare centres, educational and health institutions and judicial bodies) who are involved in...

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Protocol on the Procedure in Cases of Violence amongst Children and Youth, Croatia

Description: The Protocol outlines the responsibilities of the competent bodies, the forms and the manner of cooperation between all the competent bodies and other stakeholders involved in the prevention, detection and suppression of violence among children and youth. Available in Croatian.

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Protocol on the Procedure in Cases Sexual Violence, Croatia

Description: Adopted in 2018, the Protocol contains the obligations of the competent authorities and other stakeholders involved in detecting and combating sexual violence and providing assistance and protection of victims of sexual violence; the form, method and manner of cooperation between...

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Protocol on the Procedure towards Unaccompanied Minors, Croatia

Description: The goals of the Protocol adopted in 2018 are to introduce a uniform practice of all competent authorities and institutions in the Croatia in order to protect the best interests of the child in a timely and efficient manner, as well as to clearly define the obligations of all...

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Protocol on the Treatment of Voluntary Return of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings, Croatia

Description: The purpose of this Protocol is to determine the course of action and the stakeholders’ obligations in cases of voluntarily returns of victims of trafficking. Available in Croatian.

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Report on protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, Norway

Description: 2019 publication by the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Families detailing Norway’s initial report to the Lanzarote Committee. Available in Norwegian and English.

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Report: Child abuse in Switzerland, Switzerland

Description: 1995 report of the Swiss Federal Council on the phenomenon of child abuse in Switzerland. Available in French and German.

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Report: Ending corporal punishment of children: A short guide to law reform, 2019

Description: This guide aims to support governments and civil society working to end violence against children through effective prohibition of corporal punishment. The guide sets out the key stages of law reform, provides an overview of the work involved with essential hints and tips, and points...

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Safer Internet Centre, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Description: Website with child-friendly information on the positive and negative aspects of the digital world; information on a helpline and an online reporting mechanism for illegal content, including child sexual abuse material or violence. Set up by the International Forum of Solidary –...

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Sexual abuse on Internet in Norway 2015 – 2017, Norway

Description: The report describes the phenomenon of sexual abuse on Internet based on review of research literature and research on Internet based sexual abuse in Norway. Available in Norwegian.

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Standard Operating Procedures of the Croatian Ministry for Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy in Proceeding with Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings, Croatia

Description: Protection of victims of trafficking and procedures related to victims of trafficking in human beings is prescribed by the Croatian Ministry for Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy 's Standard Operating Procedures. Special attention is given to safeguards against the sale and...

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Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in Northern Ireland – Children and Young People’s Version, United Kingdom

Description: Child-friendly version of the Northern Irish (UK) strategy on domestic and sexual violence and abuse, published in 2016. The strategy covers various forms of violence against children, including Female genital mutilation, child sexual exploitation and trafficking. Available in English.

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Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in Northern Ireland: A Seven Year Strategy, United Kingdom

Description: Northern Irish (United Kingdom) strategy on domestic and sexual violence and abuse, published in 2016 by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, and the Department of Justice. The strategy covers various forms of violence against children, including Female...

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Strategies and programmes of Lithuania on the Child Welfare and prevention of the violence against children, Lithuania

Description : The link includes information on the Conceptual Framework of the State Policy on Child Welfare (still in force in Lithuania); the Child Wellbeing Programme 2013 –2018 and the National Programme for the Prevention of violence against children and Assistance for Children 2011–2015....

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Strategy Against Bullying - "Stop the Silence That Hurts!", Croatia

Description: Child members of the Network of Young Advisors to the Ombudsperson for Children (NYA) have drafted a document called the Strategy Against Bullying "Stop the Silence That Hurts!" The Strategy Against Bullying was the result of a survey of NYA members about the problem of bullying and...

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Strategy on Child Protection 2014-2020, Moldova

Description: Moldovan national strategy on child protection, adopted in June 2014 and overseen by the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family. Available in Romanian and Russian.

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Strategy to end violence against women and girls 2016 to 2020, United Kingdom

Description: 2016 publication by the UK Home Office on action to end violence against women and girls. Available in English.

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Summary of research on corporal punishment of children

Description: Two summaries of research relating to the corporal punishment of children, one addressing the negative effects of corporal punishment (2016), the other exploring research on the positive impact of prohibition (2015). Available in English.

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Summary of the investigation of the Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for Civil Rights focusing on school violence among children, Hungary

Description: Summary of an investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner into school violence in Hungary, which contains information from several other Council of Europe member states. Available in English.

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Teaching without violence: prohibiting corporal punishment, 2019

Description: This briefing summarises progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment in schools worldwide. It highlights the states where this practice remains lawful, sets out the key elements of making prohibition a reality, and showcases programmes by our partners around...

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The child as a victim of crime: information for the parent of a child affected by violence or sexual crime, Finland

Description: 2017 brochure guide for parents and guardians whose child is suspected of being a victim of violence or sexual abuse (full brochure and summary available). Available in Finnish and Swedish.

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The First Specialized Report on Children’s Rights of the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan

Description: 2010 Report by the Azerbaijani Commissioner for Human Rights, covering, inter alia, violence against children; domestic violence and early marriage; violence against children committed by means of contemporary technology; and child trafficking. Available in English.

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The Mobile Team Service, Belgium

Description: Service set up by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation for early intervention in schools, including in the case of violence within schools. Available in French.

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The Norwegian escalation plan against violence and abuse (2017–2021), Norway

Description: The plan provides an overview of today's situation in Norway, measures to combat violence and abuse, and the main challenges linked to violence and abuse. The plan contains both short-term and long-term measures and strategies to meet the challenges. Available in Norwegian.

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The Norwegian Government’s strategy for parental support (2018-2021) Safe parents – safe children, Norway

Description: The overall goal of the strategy is to help parents become good caregivers for their children and prevent violence and abuse. The strategy contains 34 measures in six priority areas. Available in Norwegian.

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The prevalence of violence against children: 8th and 9th editions: findings from a representative survey survey, Slovak Republic

Description: 2017 report on survey-findings of the Slovak Labour and Family Research Institute. The report was reflected in the Slovak National Strategy on the Protection of Children against Violence. Available in Slovak.

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The prevention of school violence and exclusion through emotional education: manual, Spain, Poland, Italy, Slovenia

Description: 2018 manual by the ICARO project on preventing and reducing school violence among schoolchildren aged between 11-16. Available in English.

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Three-year plan to prevent abuse 2018-2020, Belgium

Description: Three-year plan for the Wallonia-Brussels region of Belgium in the framework of the Decree of the Government of the French Community to coordinate the prevention of child abuse. Available in French.

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Uniform Principles and Methodology to Prevent, Detect and Eradicate Child Abuse and Neglect

Description: Act XXXI of 1997 on the Protection of Children and the Administration of Guardianship and Act V of 2013 on the Civil Code rule on the application of uniform principles and methodologies to prevent, detect and eliminate child abuse and neglect. The Methodological Guidelines are...

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Violence against children: Concept for comprehensive prevention, Switzerland

Description: 2005 Federal Social Insurance Office publication on the prevention of, in particular, physical abuse and sexual violence against children. Available in French and German.

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Violence and abuse against children and young people. Scope and trends 2007-2015, Norway

Description: The extent of violence and child abuse has been mapped both in Norway and internationally. The report is based on a nationally representative survey of high school graduates. Available in Norwegian and English (summary).

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