SUMMIT Report: Best practices and key challenges on interagency cooperation to safeguard unaccompanied children from going missing

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This report was published in February 2016. It was an output of the SUMMIT Project, co-funded by the EU Pilot Project “Analysis of reception, protection and integration policies for unaccompanied minors in the EU”. The overall aim of this project was to identify good practices and key challenges in inter-agency cooperation in the prevention of, and response to, vulnerable separated children going missing from reception centres and other types of care.

The project specifically looked to combine the experience of both the actors which primarily deal with the care of unaccompanied children and those which focus on disappearances of children, including law enforcement and hotlines for missing children, and from that combination examine how to cooperate better and on what issues in particular.
The project will deliver a study, a handbook of good practices for frontline professionals, online training material and a training seminar, taking place in Brussels on 14-15 April 2016.
Author(s):Dr. Karen Shalev Greene
Publisher:Missing Children Europe
Publication Date:01 Feb 2016
Geographic Focus:Belgium, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain, UK
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