Refugee and migrant children remain exposed to particular and heightened risks. These vulnerable young people have often experienced great hardship and trauma in their countries of origin and during migration. This publication gives practical and procedural guidance spanning from identification and registration upon arrival to advice on taking care of children’s specific needs , said the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić.
This compilation brings together international and European standards on child-friendly practices in the context of migration with illustrations from practice of the kind of initiatives, programmes and procedures that serve to implement these standards. Its purpose is to share existing knowledge on how migration-related processes can integrate a child-friendly approach. By doing this, the compilation contributes to the implementation of the Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe (2017-2019) objectives. It addresses a wide range of issues, including the standards that must be applied to: the child’s registration and age determination, the child’s treatment in the migration decision‑making process and measures that promote their rights – to protection, family care and to education.
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