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Public consultation - EU guidance on integrated Child Protection Systems


Policy fields

• Children’s rights
• Criminal justice
• Civil Justice
• Asylum and integration
• Health
• Justice

Target group(s)

The public consultation is targeted primarily at those who have a role in the protection of children, including: child protection workers, social workers, guardians or guardians ad litem, police, prison staff, border guards, judges, prosecutors, children's lawyers, children's ombudspersons, academics, journalists and reporters, health practitioners, education professionals, Ministries of Social Affairs, Justice, Health, Education, Finance, Interior, Agencies and departments responsible for child protection, NGOs actively involved in protecting children or advocating for the rights of the child, international organisations, EU institutions and agencies, family organisations, media, etc.

Period of consultation

The consultation will run over 12 weeks and close on 03/07/2014. No contributions will be accepted after the deadline.

Objective of the consultation

In 2012 and 2013 the European Forum on the rights of the child looked at the role of integrated child protection systems across a range of situations that children encounter, with a view to developing EU guidance on where and when the EU can support the EU countries and where individual EU countries can contribute to EU activities.  The importance of developing such guidance was also reflected in the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016.  The aim of this consultation is to allow as wide a range of stakeholders and organisations as possible to contribute to the development of guidance on integrated child protection systems.

How to submit your contribution

Please click on the link below to fill in the questionnaire through the online EU Survey.

Translations into all languages are available at the above link. 


You may submit your contribution in any official EU language. However, to facilitate our analysis and allow easy access to the information published, contributions in English would be welcome.

Length of contribution

To facilitate analysis of your replies we would kindly ask you to keep your answers concise and to the point. You may include URLs for relevant online content in your replies, in particular for the good practice examples that you wish to share.

Reference documents and other related consultations

7th European Forum on the Rights of the child Brussels 13-14 November 2012
8th European Forum on the Rights of the child Brussels 17-18 December 2013
EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016pdf Choose translations of the previous link 

Published Results

Public consultation results.

Contact details

Questions regarding the consultation can be emailed to the address below.
Responsible service: European Commission, Directorate-General Justice, Fundamental Rights and Rights of the Child Unit (JUST C.1)

Data Protection Disclaimer

Incoming contributions will be published on the website of DG Justice.
For further information on privacy rulings for this public consultation see the following Specific Privacy Statementpdf(173 kB) Choose translations of the previous link .