This document is a complement to the report by the European Union Agency For Fundamental Rights that examines the perspectices and expereinces of children involved in judicial proceedings.
Taking into consideration that about 2.5 million children in the EU are involved in various types of judicial proceedings every year, it is incredibly important that the proceedings are made child-friendly to limit any stressful or negative events or responses that the children may experience. As such, this document provides a brief and simple checklist for professionals that work with children in the field of justice to remind and guide them to all the aspects that need to be considered to ensure the procedures are child-friendly. The checklist covers providing support for the child and informing him or her of his or her rights, as well as considerations that need to be taken before, during and after hearing a child.
To read the full report, please click here.