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Directive (EU) 2016/800 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings

Preamble:
‘(51) Where children are detained, Member States should take appropriate measures as set out in this Directive. Such measures should, inter alia, ensure the effective and regular exercise of the right to family life. Children should have the right to maintain regular contact with their parents, family and friends through visits and correspondence, unless exceptional restrictions are required in the child's best interests or in the interests of justice.‘

Article 12 - Specific treatment in the case of deprivation of liberty
‘5. When children are detained, Member States shall take appropriate measures to: [...]
(c) ensure the effective and regular exercise of their right to family life; [...]‘