In France more than 140 000 children live in foster homes under the responsibility of the French Child Protection Agency. These children have lived in environments that cannot be good for their development and have been separated from their families which have to have consequences on their mental development. A literature review in France and abroad was made to identify the profiles of these children, their risk factors, and the mental disorders they can present.
Işık Kulu-Glasgow, Monika Smit and Ibrahim Sirkeci19 Apr 2019
This book largely focuses on unaccompanied minors who arrived in a European country in 2015, with special attention paid to the top-three nationalities of unaccompanied minors, namely Syrian, Afghan and Eritrean minors.
Angela Mazzone, Annalaura Nocentini, Ersilia Menesini - Children and Youth Services Review14 Mar 2019
The present study addressed institutionalised children and staff members' perspectives about bullying in Residential Care settings (RCs) in five European countries (Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy and Romania.).
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.