Children on the move, focus of annual conference of ombudspersons for children

The annual conference of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) was held from 25 to 27 September in Brussels.

The conference addressed the situation of children on the move. FRA delivered a keynote presentation on unaccompanied and separated children and children in an irregular migration situation in the EU. The presentation drew on findings from FRA’s research on separated-asylum seeking children and on irregular migrants. The presentation covered education, health, housing and detention of migrant children, highlighting the need for alternatives to detention for families and children.