Children’s campaigners have today called for greater co-operation between European Union countries to stop paedophiles from avoiding detection by moving from one country to another.
The European Children’s Network, a coalition of children’s organisations including Save the Children and NSPCC, said that the new open borders across the Union posed risks for children and that the states should ensure better information sharing on child sex offenders to address the issue.
The organisations, which make their comments in a new report, also called on the union to develop a clear legal definition of child trafficking which would apply to all member states. It adds that the way child trafficking is dealt with should be based on children’s rights principles rather than criminal or migration policies.
The report concludes by calling for a European children’s rights policy to be developed in order to develop a more coherent EU approach.
What about us? Children’s Rights in the European Union next steps from: www.europeanchildrensnetwork.org