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18 Nov 2019
‘There is a “new normal” emerging for childhood to which social work practice must adapt.’ – writes Caroline Housman, CEO of Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) in her article. According to Housman, the number of children on the move has...
23 Aug 2017
In an effort that could contribute to the protection of children, the European Commission is currently consulting on the possibility of lowering the fingerprinting age of children in the EU Visa Information System. The current minimum age at which...
19 Jul 2017
A significant portion of individuals turning to Europe as a safe haven amid the contemporary refugee crisis are young children. To be specific, 32% of asylum requests in the European Union were from children. The bloc now attempts to establish an...
10 Jul 2017
The UNHCR had publicly announced its commitment to strategies that would ultimately better the conditions of migrant children and youth who are in Europe without parental supervision, through collaborative works with the United Nations Refugee...
12 Mar 2017
11-year-old Emran should be at school, enjoying a peace apparently secured in his native Afghanistan by Allied forces. Instead this boy with an ever-present smile and unquenchable spirit is on the road, navigating his own way across southern and...
12 Oct 2016
"BBC News" presents a in-depth look missing migrant children in Europe. They build on Europol statistics that estimate that around 10,000 children have gone missing in Europe over the past two years. 
30 Sep 2016
The BBC reports: Should a 14-year-old married girl who migrates to Europe be viewed as a child - or a spouse? The issue has put European governments in a spin: forcing a policy U-turn in Denmark, new legislation in the Netherlands and an agonised...
26 Aug 2016
The Guardian reports that EU states are failing to provide education, healthcare and child protection to asylum seeking children, who are legally entitled to these services. The gap between legislation and provision begin as soon as children arrive...
14 Aug 2016
The Independent reports on the level and extent of sexual violence experienced by many children living in official European refugee camps. Regrettably, sexual assault is common place in many camps and children as young as 7 have been victims of...
03 Aug 2016
'The Parliament Magazin' reports that the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) workers' group, Gabriele Bischoff, released a statement to EU institutions arguing that they must do more against human trafficking. Coinciding...

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