Guardianship Systems for Unaccompanied Children in the European Union: Developments Since 2014

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

The report shows that, overall, although legislative changes have taken place in many Member States, national guardianship systems continue to face many challenges. The guardianship systems also still vary greatly across the EU.

In this report:

  1. Legal and policy developments concerning guardianship
  2. Main elements of guardianship systems in EU Member States
  3. Appointment procedures
  4. Knowledge and skills of guardians
  5. Tasks of a guardian