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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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10 Sep 2019
In 2015, more than 90,000 unaccompanied migrant children sought asylum in Europe. Last year that number dropped to nearly 20,000. This last week, the Fostering Across Borders (FAB) project, aimed at supporting these children by training care...
26 Nov 2018
DCI Belgium, co-implementer of the EU-funded AWAY project produced an easy to understand video about the justice system in Belgium, and especially the type of measures used for young offenders, such as mediation or restorative methods. The video is...
13 Mar 2018
A Belgian research explored good practices in the field of juvenile justice. Professionals interviewed were convinced of the validity of these approaches and have spoken about the difference these have made for children affected. Benefits are not...
29 Aug 2016
The Belgian 'Bulletin' reports that a 16-year old girl, who, as a toddler, found refuge in Belgium together with her family, went into hiding, after the Belgian authorities decided to deport her. She grew up in Belgium, speaks the language fluently...
01 Apr 2016
The Washington Post reports on a refugee child bride in Belgium who has went on hunger strike for one week because authorities separated her from her 18 year-old husband. The arrival of child brides to Europe, dozens so far, because of the refugee...
16 Dec 2015
The Brussels Times reports that Belgium has registered a notable hike in the number of asylum seekers in the past few months, of which a large proportion are MENAs (unaccompanied foreign minors). Faced with growing numbers of refugees, reception...
01 Jun 2015
The European Social Network reports on the third peer review of ESN's project "Investing in Children," which was held in May in Budapest, to examine implementation of the European Commission's Recommendation "Investing in Children" in Portugal,...
29 May 2015
'Yahoo News' reports that the Council of Europe said Belgium and the Czech Republic were violating a European treaty because they have not yet fully banned the smacking of children."Corporal punishment of children is not subject to a sufficiently...
26 Mar 2015
'West' reports on a study by The International Center of Reproductive Health that covers the 'elusive phenomenon' of child marriage in Belgium. According to the report 56 complaints were filed with the police in 2010, but it is known that this is...
26 Feb 2015
A United Nations independent expert declared that the Government of Belgium must further sharpen its focus on proper victim detection and identification. Despite Belgium’s multi-disciplinary approach to tackling modern forms of slavery is an example...

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