Project Description

Objectives

  • Implementation of common standards on guardianship systems in four EU countries, safeguarding the rights of unaccompanied and separated children & promoting their wellbeing in EU
  • Capacity-building of guardians so as to better safeguard the rights of the child & his/her best interests
  • Enhance interagency cooperation & understanding aiming at strengthening the role of the guardian & establishing a comprehensive child protection system (CPS)
  • Reinforcement of children’s protection in cross-border & transnational situations

Activities

  • networking meeting
  • Mapping tools for guardians
  • children’s & guardians’ needs assessment
  • development of: handbook on SOPs for guardians o guardians’ accreditation procedure o National & EU Index legislation on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children o guardianship informational brochure for children o brochure for professionals working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children o transnational cooperation protocol for guardians o trainers’ manual; children consultation; training of guardians 12; train the trainer (organisation for guardian’s accreditation); workshop for professionals working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children; pilot implementation of method, tools & supervision of guardians; National & EU Index legislation on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children; guardianship informational brochure for children; brochure for professionals working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children; transnational cooperation protocol for guardians; trainers’ manual.
  • children consultation
  • training of guardians
  • train the trainer (organisation for guardian’s accreditation)
  • workshop for professionals working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
  • pilot implementation of method, tools & supervision of guardians
  • National dissemination meeting
  • website
  • evaluation

Type & number of persons benefiting from the project

  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children ~190
  • Guardians for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children 190
  • Relevant agencies’ personnel working with UASC 140
  • Agency responsible for guardians’ accreditation ~30
  • Social Work students 200

Expected results

  • Improved knowledge & capacity of guardians
  • Comprehensive CPS
  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children will have their rights & best interests safeguarded
  • transnational cooperation of guardians

Type & number of outputs to be produced

  • National networking meeting 4
  • research protocol
  • Report on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children’s and guardians’ needs 4
  • focus groups with children
  • Evaluation report on national toolkit 4
  • Handbook SOPs for guardians 1500
  • Legislation index 1500
  • Transnational cooperation protocol for guardians
  • Trainers manual 200
  • National dissemination meeting 4
  • Brochure for children 2000