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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On October 19th and 20th, the Separated Children in Judicial Proceedings project held a mutual learning & training event amongst legal practitioners, professionals & organisations working on litigation concerning separated children in migration. In closing, Child Circle talked about the lines the English poet, WH Auden, wrote about a painting in the Beaux Arts museum… Read More

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On October 6, the European Commission and representatives from Member States, EU agencies, IGOs and NGOs working on issues concerning guardianship met to explore the development of a European network of guardians, as anticipated in the Commission Communication on the protection of children in migration. Child Circle is very supportive of the development of a… Read More

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Across Europe, cases involving separated children in migration are coming before the courts. Asylum seekers or trafficked, or separated from family and at risk, their cases often concern complex factual circumstances and sensitive legal issues, such as age assessment, detention, appropriate reception conditions and access to guardians.  International fora, such as the European Court of… Read More

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