Not enough support for children with problems

20 Dec 2012
Cyprus Mail

‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that welfare is still failing to work alongside other state services to ensure that children’s rights are secured, Commissioner for Children’s Rights Leda Koursoumba said. “There are gaps in the potential for collaboration among state services to support families”. Other ongoing problems involve children of migrants and asylum seekers. Although the child commissioner’s office has appointed lawyers to represent unaccompanied minor asylum seekers, the state’s “asylum service refuses to implement the law” and will not accept the lawyers, she said.


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