Child Victims of Violence: Promoting Barnahus through Practical Tools
- At the Crossroads: Exploring changes to criminal justice proceedings when they intersect with child protection proceedings in cases involving child victims of violence: This legal briefing explores the common questions which different models of criminal justice (and child protection) proceedings across Europe face on how best to fulfill their obligations to victims of violence involved in criminal proceedings
- European Barnahus Standards provide a common operational and organisational framework that promotes practices which prevents retraumatisation, while securing valid testimonies for Court, and complies with children’s rights to protection, assistance and child-friendly justice. (June 2017)
- The PROMISE Compendium on Law and Guidance: European and International instruments concerning Child Victims and Witnesses of Violence provides a comprehensive view of the legal framework and authoritative guidance concerning the rights of child victims and witnesses across the EU, Council of Europe and United Nations (UN). (June 2017)
- The PROMISE Advocacy Guidance aims to help you develop national and regional advocacy strategies to promote progress on Barnahus. (June 2017)
Read more about the PROMISE resources Promoting Barnahus Through Practical Tools
Children in Migration
- Putting children’s rights at the heart of decision-making in cases involving children on the move: gathering momentum in Europe The European Child Rights Helpdesk celebrates World Children’s Day 2020 with this new report, led by Child Circle. The Helpdesk partnership experience supporting children on the move shows the need for child-centred and child-friendly procedures, information, and qualified legal assistance to effectively claim all of their rights as children!
- Concerns for the protection of children under the EU Asylum & Migration Pact: initial messages from Child Circle and KIND
- Briefing Paper and recommendations on unaccompanied children at the EU borders: Child Circle and Kids in Need of Defense (“KIND”) share a summary of core recommendations on what measures should be in place at the EU borders as regards unaccompanied children. From the border onwards, States should fulfil the obligation to identify, protect and assist these children, and find durable solutions in their best interests. In particular, the paper focuses on recommendations to ensure access for these children to essential procedural safeguards, including quality legal assistance and representation.
- Keeping the Child’s Best Interests at the Heart of Relocation: Key recommendations for EU action concerning the ongoing initiative to relocate unaccompanied children from Greece, developed by Child Circle and Missing Children Europe with support from the Initiative on Children in Migration
- Spotlight on the EU: EU laws, policies and procedures concerning children in migration
- Strengthening guardianship of unaccompanied children: ProGuard Accreditation standards and training concerning guardians for unaccompanied children
- Guidance on children’s_rights_in_return_policies (2019): Focus on the EU legal framework
- Prevention, response and care of missing unaccompanied children: The SUMMIT Handbook aims to stimulate and disseminate practices on how to better cooperate in prevention, response and after care of missing unaccompanied Children. (April 2016) Read more about the SUMMIT Resources
- Training materials for legal and social professionals involved in justice proceedings concerning separated children, see the Separated Children in Judicial Proceedings project.
Child suspects or accused in justice proceedings
Child Circle contributed to two reports of the Non-violent Childhoods Project:
Other resources and publications
Child Circle contributes to resources and publications of interest.