Child-Friendly Information for Children in Migration Child-Friendly Information for Children in Migration: Roundtable What Do Children Think?

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • February 11th, 2020

Children are rights bearers regardless of their immigration status. In the context of migration, children must first and foremost be treated as children. The best interests of the child must govern every decision taken concerning a child, regardless of their legal status. The child has the right to be informed in a child‑friendly way of their rights and the procedures affecting them. The Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child (2016‑2021) identified the participation of all children as a priority area for action. The Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe (2017‑2019) was adopted to strengthen action focusing on ensuring access to rights and child‑friendly procedures, providing effective protection and enhancing the integration of children who would remain in Europe.

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