Child protection systems
Integrated child protection systems place children at the centre, allocating staff and finance, and putting in place laws and policies, governance, monitoring and data collection. They are necessary to offer protection and response services, and care management, to protect children from violence.
Integrated child protection systems
At the 7th (2012) European Forum on the rights of the child, child protection systems (CPS) were the main focus of the programme. This work was continued at the 2013 Forum by addressing the need for CPS across a range of policy areas. During the Forum, Commissioner Reding announced that a public consultation for EU guidelines on CPS would be launched in early 2014.
The contributions to the public consultation have now been summarised in the following documents:
- Standards and good practice references
- International standards on child protection
- Summary of responses to the public consultation
These contributions, combined with the recent EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) national child protection system mapping exercise, form the basis of the Reflection paper for the 2015 Forum. The following documents are also relevant:
The overview of EU funding programmes of relevance to CPS is useful in this context, as is the EU Acquis and policy document on the rights of the child.