Discussion Paper on Guardianship, Care Arrangements and Custodial Responsibilities for Unaccompanied and Separated Children Fleeing Ukraine and Arriving in the European Union

Child Circle, UNICEF, Eurochild

This discussion paper addresses issues facing unaccompanied and separated children fleeing Ukraine and arriving in the European Union (EU). In particular, it focuses on the priority issue of how care and custodial arrangements and guardianship under child protection and migration measures are established within EU Member States. This question has implications for how children access protection, how information on their circumstances is managed and ultimately how durable solutions are identified and secured for children.

This discussion paper was prepared by Child Circle, as part of a joint partnership with UNICEF and Eurochild.