Special section: Unaccompanied Children Seeking Legal Protection

On this page you can find resources for practitioners working with unaccompanied and separated children seeking refugee status or humanitarian protection status.

News

18 Apr 2018
The National Foster Care Association has been training 15 foster parents, social workers and foster care experts to implement foster care for unaccompanied migrant children. The training included social workers from child protection departments,... Read more
12 Apr 2018
A recent decision of the European Court of Justice on the case A and S v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie (The Netherlands) ruled that unaccompanied refugee minors have the right to family reunification, and this right “is... Read more
12 Apr 2018
By Angela Giuffrida Seven Italian charities appealed to the European Commission and the Italian Ministry of Interior accusing the French border police of falsifying birth dates of unaccompanied migrant children so as to pass them off as adults... Read more

Learning

27 Mar 2018
Since the beginning of the so called "migrant and refugee crisis", many European countries have been facing difficulties while trying to cope with the crisis and effectively respond to the needs of the most vulnerable groups affected... Read more
02 Jun 2017
Be sure to mark Friday, June 2, 2017, 10am on your calendar for an interesting webinar conducted by CPC Learning Network's Beth Rubenstein and Matt MacFarlane!  The Measuring Separation in Emergencies: Piloting innovative... Read more
30 May 2017
This webinar is adressed to all the actors providing psychosocial support and life skills activities to children and youth. Within the current European refugee crisis, children, youth, families and adults have been staying in Greece for months... Read more

Library

17 Aug 2017
At the end of May 2017, IOM reported 72,179[1] people stranded in Central and South Eastern Europe, a slight decrease compared to the previous month (73,900[2]). The real number is likely to be higher since IOM figures only capture people registered... Read more
15 Sep 2016
This monitoring and surveillance report was produced in the framework of the IRC's 'Making a Difference for Refugee Children in Europe' project funded by DFID. It aims at collecting and analysing already existing data or bridge gaps on... Read more

Topics

04 Apr 2018 by Philippa Watts
I am a Participation Development Officer working specifically with children with disabilities in the UK, supporting them to be involved in strategic...
06 Oct 2017 by Raluca Condruț (Icleanu)
27 Apr 2017 by TDH Super Admin
What prevention programs exist in your country to avoid having hcildren in street situation? What are the main causes for children ending up on the...

Multimedia

07 Jul 2017
Oumar, a 16 year old boy, survived a terrifying journey from Ghana to Italy.  Now he lives in a foster family in Italy and he was rescued twice - once by the Italian coast guard, and once by his new foster family.  
02 Jul 2017
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had most recently published an infographic report illustrating migrant flows towards Italy.  The Infographic highlights the following: (2017) From January 1 to July 2= 84,832... Read more
26 Jun 2017
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had released a weekly update relating to the arrivals of migrants in Italy for the week of June 25, 2017. The infographic displays imperative figures pertaining to the number of estimated... Read more

Unaccompanied Children Seeking Legal Protection

[Bulgaria] NFCA trained social workers and foster parents for foster care for unaccompanied migrant children
Date of publication: 2018
The National Foster Care Association has been training 15 foster parents, social workers and foster care experts to implement foster care for unaccompanied migrant children.
[European Union] Top EU court strengthens family reunifications for young refugees
Date of publication: 2018
A recent decision of the European Court of Justice on the case A and S v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie (The Netherlands) ruled that unaccompanied refugee minors have the right to family reunification, and this right “is not at the di
2 years after: lessons learned on the protection of children on the move in Europe (Childhub webinar)
Date of publication: 2018
Since the beginning of the so called "migrant and refugee crisis", many European countries have been facing difficulties while trying to cope with the crisis and effectively respond to the needs of the most vulnerable groups affected.
[Europe] Emphasis on Children’s Rights in Commissioner for Human Rights’ 1st Quarterly Activity Report 2018
Date of publication: 2018
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Mr Nils Muižniek issued a report on his activities for the first three months of 2018, with a special focus on matters related to children's rights and integration.
Child Protection Assessment Report, Gaza Strip, 2018
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Terre des hommes
Building upon a previous Child Protection Rapid Assessment (CPRA) conducted in 2014, a new CPRA has been released in early March 2018.
[Greece] "Transitioning to a government-run refugee and migrant response in Greece"
Date of publication: 2017
According to 'Reliefweb', 2000 of unacompagnied refugee children in Greece are sleeping in winter waiting for shelters.
ChildPact Statement on Refugee Children and Unaccompanied Minors
Date of publication: 2017
In the past few years, European states have been one of the main destinations for hundreds of thousands people confronted with the deteriorated life conditions in their home countries due to war and conflicts that create a permanent state of insec
Global Monthly Monitoring Report Making a Difference for Refugee Children in Europe issue #10 - May
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Terre des hommes
At the end of May 2017, IOM reported 72,179[1] people stranded in Central and South Eastern Europe, a slight decrease compared to the previous month (73,900[2]).

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