Report from the 9th European Forum on the rights of the child

The Forum further explored the theme of child protection systems launched at the 2012 Forum, focusing on coordination and cooperation

The Forum was preceded by the publication of a background paper proposing 10 principles on what child protection systems should achieve.

The first day was dedicated to high-level speeches, while the second day focused on more specialised discussions on different stages of integrated child protection systems, relating to prevention, identification, reporting and referral, investigation, treatment, follow-up and judicial involvement, and effective procedures.

Eurochild President Mária Herczog co-chaired the session on the prevention of violence against children, which showed that poverty is the main cross-cutting issue when talking about violence. The importance of parenting skills and positive parenting, integrated governance structures and the need for a new EU Agenda for the rights of the child were also raised.

You can find the report and other materials from the Forum (agendas, presentations, videos) in this link.