Training volunteer guardians in Italy

Under a new Italian law on protecting unaccompanied children, volunteer guardians for unaccompanied migrant and asylum seeking children can be nominated.

On 20 October in Florence, the Agency took in the first training course for volunteer guardians. The course was organised by the Italian Children’s Ombudsman with the support of the European Asylum Support Office. The four-day training course served to certify the first group of guardians in Tuscany. Some 50 people from very different backgrounds took part. The FRA guardianship handbook was shared with all participants and referred to by different speakers. 

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