The Importance of Integrated Child Protection Systems to Respond to Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Europe

September 22, 2022

In our Advancing Protection project, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Europe and Child Circle shine a spotlight on the need to strengthen procedural safeguards (with a particular focus on access to quality legal assistance) for unaccompanied and separated children arriving in the European Union. We share experience and expertise on key issues and provide specific recommendations for EU and national action. This Focus Paper brings together KIND and Child Circle recommendations to achieve improvements for unaccompanied and separated children by strengthening integrated child protection systems, and illustrates the importance of EU action in this area.

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