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Sunday 21st of July 2019

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France

France

The Article 1 of the Council of the European Union resolution of 26 June 1997 defines the unaccompanied minors as "all third-country nationals below the age of eighteen who arrive on the territory of the Member States unaccompanied by an adult responsible for them whether by law or custom ... and minors who are nationals of third countries who are left unaccompanied after they have entered the territory of the Member States" Available in English and French

Germany

Germany

The appropriate service provision for unaccompanied minors (UAM) and the focus on the “best interest of the child” constitutes an ongoing challenge for policy makers, government and youth service agencies, communities and social workers. In Germany, the service delivery is further complicated by a federal political system which grants discretion to the 16 “Bundesländer” (states) with respect to the accommodation of UAM. Due to this administrative structure, there are significant differences between individual states in the provision of services to this target group. Read more...

Greece

Greece

According to the Greek legislation unaccompanied minor is a person below the age of 18 who arrives in the Greek territory unaccompanied by an adult responsible for him/her whether by law or by custom applying in the country of origin, and for as long as he/she is not effectively taken into the care of such a person, or a minor who is left unaccompanied after he/she has entered Greece. Read more...

Italy

Italy

For unaccompanied foreign minor, we intend the minor without Italian or other European Union countries citizenship that by failing to apply for asylum, find himself/herself on the Italian territory without assistance and representation from parents or other adult legally responsible for him/her in accordance with the Italian normative in force. Available in short version and long version

Spain

Spain

The phenomenon of child migration begins in Spain in the mid-90s, and it has increased significantly in recent years. In the first stage, most of these minors were street children in their countries of origin, but this profile has evolved and currently a high percentage of them lived with their families before emigrating. Read more...

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

In the UK there is strong belief and value system that certain categories of unaccompanied foreign minors need to be protected by the state, as they are perceived to be vulnerable, especially when there is no adult to take responsibility for them. Legislation outlines the responsibilities of state actors in the protection of minors who are in need. This report gives an overview of the current arrangements at a range of levels to address the situation of unaccompanied foreign minors who arrive in the UK. It also focuses on the process, procedure with the experiential factors around need assessments and family tracing for unaccompanied foreign minors. Read more...

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