To increase the capacity of defence lawyers to effectively represent children in criminal proceedings by:
- Identifying practical barriers to the effective participation of child suspects and defendants in criminal proceedings, which skilled legal representation could address;
- Examining existing practice and engaging interdisciplinary expertise on the training of defence lawyers working with child suspects and defendants;
- Developing and delivering a replicable and interdisciplinary training programme for defence lawyers;
- Enhancing networking opportunities for defence lawyers representing children, through project activities and the existing EU-wide LEAP network.