Child Circle participates in European projects which connect partners across countries and build regional resources.
These projects deliver tools for professionals in their day-to-day work, alongside policy analysis and recommendations which support national and European policymakers in learning from the experience of frontline professionals.
Recent projects focus on child victims and witnesses of violence, children in migration including children who seek asylum or have been trafficked, children who are separated or at risk of separation from their parents and children suspected or accused of crime.
FOCUS – Working Together for Children in Criminal Proceedings -The project’s main objective is to ensure that children in contact with the law, as victims and suspects or accused, benefit from individual assessments of their needs as required under EU law.
PROMISE 3 – Formalising the European Barnahus Movement through establishing training in Europe and a formal network
PROMISE 2 – Promoting Good Practice Standards and the establishment of Barnahus across Europe
PROMISE – Promoting Multidisciplinary and Interagency Services for Child Victims and Witnesses of Violence
KIND European Initiative – Advancing Protection for unaccompanied children in Europe, focusing on improving procedures, including enhancing legal assistance, for unaccompanied children
European Child Rights Helpdesk – The European Children’s Rights Helpdesk (funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery and coordinated by Defence for Children the Netherlands) supports children on the move by providing legal information and support to children on the move and their families directly, as well as providing children’s rights expertise to lawyers, legal officers and policy-makers.
Initiative on Children in Migration – Advocating for a comprehensive and rights-based approach to the protection of children in migration
ProGuard – promoting a European network and European system of assessment of guardianship for unaccompanied children
My Lawyer My Rights – Promoting access to, and the assistance, of a lawyer for children in criminal proceedings
Separated Children in Judicial Proceedings – Promoting child centred judicial proceedings, decisions and outcomes in cases involving separated children
SUMMIT – Safeguarding Unaccompanied Migrant Minors from going Missing by Identifying Best Practices and Training Actors on Interagency Cooperation