Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for children with intellectual disabilities

This publication provides an overview of the situation of children with intellectual disabilities in twenty two European countries, with a particular focus on five areas: protection against abuse, family support and (de-)institutionalisation, health, education, and participation of children.

Reports of the implementation of UN Convention of the Rights of a Child for children with intellectual disabilities

The national reports concerning the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for children with intellectual disabilities can be downloaded here.

Campaign against CSEC in Poland

Awareness- raising and educational campaign "Don't lose!" aimed at preventing risks of commercial sexual exploitation of children, child pornography and child trafficking for sexual purposes before and during European Football Cup 2012 football games, will be conducted in Poland and Ukraine. Training scenarios will be implemented in educational and care institutions in Poland and Ukraine. Awareness raising leaflets and brochures, used during European Football Cup 2012, will be distributed in Poland and Ukraine with the support of wide network of partners (including hotels, airports etc.).

Sexual violence against children with disabilities

Save the Children and Handicap International jointly released a report that aims to bring sexual violence against children with disabilities out of the shadows. The report highlights that this vulnerable group of children suffer sexual abuse at the hands of perpetrators who operate with almost total impunity, and that almost as shocking as the abuse itself is the fact that so little is known about it. The report seeks to make this issue more visible and to challenge governments and communities, including the international community, to tackle it head-on.

Principles for the safe accommodation of child victims of trafficking

ECPAT UK has launched its On the Safe Side report, which details 10 principles for the safe accommodation of child victims of trafficking. The report was written following structured face-to-face interviews and a roundtable discantus with a range of relevant professionals, including local authority children’s services, the police, NGOs, and organizations accommodating child victims of trafficking. Through this research, ECPAT UK identified that there are no commonly agreed safety and protection standards across the UK for the placement of children who are suspected or known to be trafficked.

The OPSC report on sexual exploitation and child-friendly justice in Poland

The country report reviews the national laws, policies and programs that have been designed to implement the rights contained in the OPSC. The report aim to uncover legal reforms undertaken by national governments following their ratification of the OPSC and to assess how and whether these laws have brought that country into compliance with the international obligations under the Protocol.

A handbook on methods to protect children on the move

This handbook is designed to help organisations which already have experience of trying to protect children from exploitation or other forms of abuse to assess whether they are using the most appropriate methods. This means, reviewing the methods you use to prevent children being exploited or abused; and finding out whether a more detailed understanding of the experience of a particular category of children - children on the move - helps you identify alternative or additional ways to protect such children and to enable them to turn their hopes and ambitions into reality.

The report on situation of Romani children in institutional care in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia

This study explores the representation and human rights situation of Romani children in institutional care in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Slovakia. It follows a report issued by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) in 2007 entitled, Dis-Interest of the Child: Romani Children in the Hungarian Child Protection System, which analysed the situation of Romani children in State child protection institutions in Hungary.

Publication on child-friendly interviewing

The NCF quarterly no. 35 "Abused Child. Theory, Research and Practice" is devoted to the topic of children participating in legal procedures. The articles focus on the child-friendly justice, standards in the area of interviewing underage witness and the practice of interviewing children in Poland.


Report on Tackling the Demand that forces Human Trafficking

Despite the importance of reducing demand to combat trafficking in persons, there is a dearth of information about good practices in demand reduction, and few such programs have been evaluated. The Europe and Eurasia region has recorded an increase in incidences of trafficking into and within the region, demonstrating a demand for trafficked labour and services from both beyond and within the region. In spite of this, demand reduction efforts have been few and far between.