Practical guidance on preventing and responding to unaccompanied children going missing
This handbook builds on the results of the SUMMIT report and translates the research findings into practical examples and tools, to improve knowledge and response of professionals on an individual level. It is addressed primarily at all stakeholders who work directly with unaccompanied children or with disappearances of children. The handbook aims at stimulating and disseminating practices on how to better cooperate in prevention, response and after care of missing unaccompanied children.
Key elements of the handbook are as follows:
> Principles which guide actions on disappearances, informed by international and EU law obligations (Chapter 3)
> Understanding unaccompanied migrant children as a specific target group for actions (Chapter 4)
> The Action Perspective: good practices and tools in the area of prevention, response, after-care and training (Chapter 5).
It is recommended that the stakeholders using the handbook share it with their partners and other actors working on cases of (missing) unaccompanied children, to facilitate cooperation.