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.


15 Mar 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that the National Program for Preventing and Counteracting Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting Victims for 2019 was adopted by the Bulgarian Government. This is an annual document... Read more
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


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


03 Oct 2018
This summary describes the risks faced by children as well as the effects of movement on children. Risks on the Move As explained in our infographic, there is a whole spectrum of movement types for children. Those that involve irregular... Read more
03 Oct 2018
This review will inform the reader of migration trends, national policies, and the treatment of children on the move in Greece, Serbia, Italy, Hungary, and Bosnia. Please download the document below.
01 Oct 2017
"In September 2017, there were approximately 2,850 unaccompanied children (UAC) in Greece among which 1,096 were accommodated in 50 UAC shelters and 240 in 8 safe zones nationwide. Of the total of 8,987 UAC who were referred to EKKA from 1... Read more


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

Egypt: Sport for community-based protection and social inclusion
In Egypt, Terre des Hommes is currently implementing the project “Our Strength” whose aim is to provide sustainable sport as well as psychosocial and life skills activities in order to increase social inclusion and community based protection for v
Alternative Family Care
Publisher: Nidos, Maliebaan 99, 3581 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
The ALFACA Manual to Alternative Family Care for Unaccompanied Migrant Children presents the well-established comprehensive model for dealing with cases and care of unaccompanied migrant children developed by the Dutch nongovernmental organization
2015 End of the Year Contest
To celebrate reaching over 1,000 members on Child Hub and another successful year, Child Hub is thrilled to announce its 2015 End of the Year Contest!
Young Runaways and Missing Migrant Children in Europe
At least 250,000 children are reported missing every year in the European Union.
Refugee Children: Guidelines on Protection and Care
Publisher: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
This book is primarily for UNHCR’s staff, but it is also for the staff of its operational partners, whether they be voluntary organizations, UN age…


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