Council of Europe adopts Action Plan on protecting refugee and migrant children (2017-2019)
Today, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe agreed on concrete action on protecting refugee and migrant children.
Co-ordinated by the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, Ambassador Tomáš Boček, the Action Plan addresses the primary concerns identified in the Thematic Report on migrant and refugee children.
The Action Plan focuses on three key pillars to ensure the better protection of children:
- Ensuring access to rights and child-friendly procedures.
- Providing effective protection.
- Enhancing the integration of children into host societies.
The Children’s Rights Division will carry out and support a number of the activities foreseen in the Action Plan, such as the development of new guidelines on age assessment and guardianship, a handbook on promoting child-friendly information, and training on child-friendly procedures.
Please find more information in the press release of the Council of Europe