Migration puts children, especially those unaccompanied or separated from their parents, in a very vulnerable position, increasing the risk of their fundamental rights and freedoms being violated.
This Recommendation, its guiding principles and implementing guidelines and its Explanatory Memorandum, target both decision makers and practitioners working to secure the protection, reception, care and wellbeing of unaccompanied and separated children – through guardianship. They provide guidance for the formulation of legislation and the planning of public policies and institutional measures, ensuring these children’s access to justice and effective remedies. They also provide guidance on how to strengthen co-operation and co-ordination among relevant stakeholders, including at international level.
The implementation of this Recommendation is expected to ensure that the rights of unaccompanied and separated children, and their best interests, are respected in line with international and European standards, and that in each country guardianship is effectively provided and is appropriate to the rights and specific needs of the children concerned.
FOREWORD RECOMMENDATION CM/REC(2019)11 OF THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS TO MEMBER STATES ON EFFECTIVE GUARDIANSHIP FOR UNACCOMPANIED AND SEPARATED CHILDREN IN THE CONTEXT OF MIGRATION
APPENDIX TO RECOMMENDATION CM/REC(2019)11
I. Purpose and scope
III. Guiding principles for an effective guardianship system
IV. Implementing guidelines for an effective guardianship system
EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM OF RECOMMENDATION CM/REC(2019)11
Why a new instrument?
Appendix to the Recommendation
Checklist for Policy Makers to implement the Recommendation
Checklist for Guardianship Authorities
Checklist for Guardians
Key Information for children concerned with Guardianship