These included oversight mechanisms and how to strengthen the role of guardians when protecting unaccompanied and separated children. The group also had an initial discussion on age assessment and the development of standards in this field is scheduled to start in 2018.
Standards for protecting migrant children
The Agency took part in the Council of Europe’s drafting group responsible for developing standards on guardianship for children in the context of migration. The meeting, held in Strasbourg on 19 and 20 September, discussed issues related to the organisation of guardianship systems.