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.

8th International Conference Helping Children-Victims of Crime in Poland

8th International Conference „Helping Children-Victims of Crime" is organized by Nobody's Children Foundation, the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Social Policy of Warsaw's City Hall. It is also one of the events accompanying Polish Presidency in the Council of the European Union. The conference will take place on 24th-25th October 2011 in Warsaw.

The report on Child-Friendly Interviewing Rooms in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine

The report on Presentation and Launch of Child-Friendly Interviewing Rooms in Western NIS/ Eastern EU Neighboring Region (Belarus, Moldova, The Ukraine) has been published in June 2011 by the International Center La Strada (Moldova).

Peer Education Training Manual Adolescent-related Risks and Dangers

This Manual provides training guidelines incorporating the peer education method. It has been developed within the third phase of the regional Child Trafficking Response Programme, managed by Save the Children in Albania, and with the participation of volunteers from Partners Bulgaria Foundation Resource Centre in the town of Kjustendil. This Manual aims at complementing adolescent activities within a programme for prevention of some of the risks encountered by adolescents nowadays. Its objective is twofold - on one hand, this Manual offers relevant information on each of the themes, and on the other hand, it enables young people to develop skills for independent living in order to protect themselves in risk situations.

Report on Early Intervention

This Report is rooted in one simple ambition: to ensure that every baby, child and young person grows up with the basic social and emotional competencies that will give them the bedrock skills upon which all else is built. That is the objective set in both the first and second of these Reports.