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Mapping child protection data systems

On 31 March, FRA took part in a meeting of the Research Advisory Group on mapping child protection data systems across EU Member States.

With this research Eurochild, in partnership with UNICEF, aims to improve the monitoring and reporting on children without (or at risk of losing) parental care. Participants provided input to the structure, content, concepts and methodology of the planned research.

FRA stressed the opportunities of current EU policy developments such as the EU’s proposed Child Guarantee and new child rights strategy.

FRA’s expert advice is based on its own work on mapping child protection systems and national minimum age requirements, e.g. for care decisions, and its focus on guardianship systems and guidance to protecting child victims of trafficking.