Mapping Child Protection Systems in the EU

European Agency for Fundamental Rights

This online resource provides an overview of research, conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), on national child protection systems in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States. The research seeks to understand how national child protection systems work and to identify common challenges and promising practices. The data collected are organized around five main areas: (1) National legislative and regulatory framework; (2) National authorities responsible for child protection and service providers; (3) Human and financial resources, focusing on qualification and training of personnel; (4) Identification and reporting procedures for children in need of protection and procedures for placing children in alternative care; (5) Accountability and monitoring systems, focusing on the monitoring and development of common quality indicators.