SafeGuard: safer with a guardian
THE SUNFLOWERS ASSOCIATION
From 1/09/14 to 31/08/16
DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL ITALIA (IT), Stichting Nidos (NL)
Objectives and results
The project aims at enhancing the protection of children on the move (COM) through the promotion of model for the prompt appointment and qualification of guardians in particularly congested points of arrival both at national and at EU level.
The project will concentrate on Italy as one of the key and main entry points to Europe for COM from the Mediterranean coasts, but it will ensure a wider scope through the involvement of networks from other EU countries that will play a crucial role in informing and orienting the process development and enlarging its scope. SafeGuard will be developed through the following interconnected activities:
- MODEL DEFINITION: analysis of the situation in the main points of arrival in IT combining a desk review and a participatory research.
- APPLICATION OF THE MODEL AT LOCAL LEVEL, through the application of operational practices and procedures and the set-up of a referral and protection system in coordination with local authorities and key actors, to be experimented in Sicily.
- CAPACITY BUILDING aimed at strengthening and qualifying the role and functions of the guardian of COM.
- DISSEMINATION OF THE MODEL both at local, national and EU level.