EU Member States have, however, allocated insufficient resources to child protection services. The EU and its Member States are also establishing judicial safeguards for children involved in justice proceedings. Yet, their practical implementation in the day-to-day experiences of children at court remains unconvincing.
Child poverty and social exclusion rates have remained entrenched at high levels in recent years.
The 2014–2020 European Structural and Investment Funds open a new avenue to address well-being and poverty for all children.
In 2014, the level of coordination between central governments and municipalities remains insufficient in the context of decentralised child protection systems.
In 2014 child-friendly justice was often a well-recognised legal concept in national legal systems, but could be applied more in practice.
Professionals working with children greatly benefit from continuous support and capacity building.