According to Human Rights Watch, the authorities in Paris "are using summary age assessments to determine eligibility for services" for unaccompanied minors, "in violation of international standards and French regulations," says this article from Eurasia Review.
This report from Human Rights Watch examines the arbitrary procedures and inordinate delays in determining that unaccompanied migrant children in France are under age 18, the first step to entry into the French child protection system.
Tatiana Eremenko & Amparo González‐Ferrer - Population, Space and Place20 May 2018
In this paper, the authors examine the reunification patterns of children left‐behind by parents who migrated to France and Spain in order to understand whether children from standard two‐parent families differ in their chances of joining their migrant parents in the destination country compared to children in non‐standard families (single parent and blended families), as well as the potential role of immigration policies on these chances.
This article from the Guardian shines a light on the treatment of children with autism in France, describing how the outdated system often places children into psychiatric institutions and removes them from the care of their parents.
Thomas Saïas, Caroline Clavel, Julie Bodard - Santé Publique1 Jan 2018
Through a qualitative survey, this study aimed at evaluating the effect of the implementation of the French Ministry of Health's PRADO program over the Maternal and child protection services (“PMI”) structure and home visitation intervention.