Across Europe children are at risk from many forms of violence. Working together across professions and across borders is vital to protecting children.  Child Circle helps make this happen.  

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To raise attention to the fact that it is possible to change policies, attitudes and behaviours, the Council of the Baltic Sea States organised a high-level conference on implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment in November. The conference was co-hosted by the Government of Sweden and in cooperation with the UN Special Representative of the… Read More

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When I ask you about the definition of child protection in Europe, what comes in mind at first? You probably would think of protecting weak children against ‘the bad’, but that is a very wrong way of putting it. Child protection must be based in respecting children’s rights and their capability. An often-made misconception from… Read More

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In judicial proceedings where a child is separated – or at risk of separation – from their parents, there is a real risk that their situation is not properly addressed.  Since January 2016, the Separated Children in Judicial Proceedings project has aimed to generate a more child-centred approach in cases involving separated children, through exchange… Read More

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