EU mapping of child protections systems, Report of Various Sizes for Belgium (FRANET)
EU mapping of child protections systems, Report of Various Sizes for Ireland (FRANET)
This is a report on child protection systems in Ireland carried out for the Fundamental Rights Agency. The aim of the research was to map the general scope, the structures, actors and functions of the child protection systems in place in Belgium and Ireland, in proportion to the diverse needs of different groups of children addressed.
The research: identified legislative and policy gaps and challenges on implementation, provided information on inter-agency cooperation at the national level, and provided information on EU-level cooperation between national child protection systems.
The methodology included desk research to collect secondary sources including: legal information, policy documents and literature reviews covering the period 2009-2014. Relevant material was also collected by contacting governmental officials, representatives of child protection institutions and services, civil society organizations, national human rights institutions and the child’s ombudspersons office, in order to obtain information not available in the public domain or to provide clarifications when needed.