About the Conference

18 Dec 2015
The report provides a summary of the conference proceedings including the discussions in the break-out sessions.
11 Nov 2015
Teams and professionals representing different child protection stakeholders gathered together at the conference named  “Sharing Realities of Multi-Disciplinary Team Working” organised by Child Protection Hub, Terre des Hommes and... Read more
05 Nov 2015
On November 9-10, 2015 in Prishtina, Kosovo, Terre des hommes, Child Protection Hub and Defence for Children are holding a regional conference, “Sharing the Realities of Multi-Disciplinary Team Working.”  It shall bring together... Read more

Toolkit

Find legislation, description of national systems, evaluation of multi-disciplinary child protection practices in different countries.

Multi-disciplinary team work library

Legal / Policy Framework

Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021)
2016
Publisher: Council of Europe
Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021) was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 2 March 2016 and is launched at a high-level conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 5-6 April 2016.
Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021)
2016
The Committee of Ministers adopted on 2 March 2016 the new Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021).  The intended priority areas to be covered during this new Strategy period are as follows:
Children and Young Persons Act 2008
2008
Publisher: UK Parliament
The Bill proposes to reform the statutory framework for the care system, to ensure that children and young people receive high quality care and support and to drive improvements in the delivery of services focused on the needs of the child.

Guide / Guidelines / Principle

A Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
2017
Publisher: Inter-Agency Standing Committee
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee provides a document that formulates the basis of assessing mental health and well-being, while ensuring psychological supplementation.
Country Specific Recommendations 2016 Assessment Table
2016
Publisher: Eurochild
Eurochild offers a country per country recommendations assessment based on the tailored policy guidance to Member States as part of the 2016 European Semester.
Lighting up young brains
2016
Publisher: Save The Children
This new brief prepared by Save the Children has one clear message ‘the science is clear’. It is during the first few years of life, when a child’s brain develops most rapidly, driven by a variety of experiences, environment and genes.
The Global Strategy For Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030)
2015
Publisher: Every Woman Every Child
Every Woman Every Child division of the United Nations published the Global Strategy for Women’ Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016 – 2030) outlining main achievements and remaining challenges to be tackled in the future in order to protect and...
Working together to safeguard children
2015
Publisher: Department of Education
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 is the key document that sets outs what local authorities should do.
Guidelines for the Development of a Transnational Referral Mechanism for Trafficked Persons
2009
Publisher: The International Centre for Migration Policy Development
The TRM Guidelines, divided in five Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) sections, were jointly developed and validated by the project participants from SEE.
Understanding and applying a systems approach to child protection: a guide for programme staff
Publisher: Terre des hommes
This new guide builds upon the thematic policy document and other related literature by giving additional guidance for applying a systems approach in practice. The guide is specifically aimed at programme staff, assisting them in the transition...
PROMISE Project Series - Enabling Child-Sensitive Justice
Publisher: Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat
PROMISE is a project based on the commitment of several European countries to strengthen “multi-disciplinary and interagency collaboration to ensure that child victims and witnesses of violence have access to Barnahus and benefit from a child-frie
The model of multi-agency team work in cases of children exposed to violence, abuse or exploitation (Albania)
Publisher: Terre des hommes Albania
There is a legal basis for multi-agency collaboration especially within the Family Law, the new Law on Justice for Children, (and other laws as well), the WHO Framework Protocol for treatment in the protection of children from abuse and neglect, a

Newsletter / Review / Bulletin

Strengthening Child Protection Systems: Identifying, Referring and Responding (Child Hub Summary)
2016
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
In 2011 UNICEF and the EU entered a new partnership for the purposes of running the Protecting Children from Violence in South East Europe project.
Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action (Child Hub Summary)
2016
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
UNICEF has examined the outcomes of numerous violence prevention and intervention programmes implemented around the globe and has consequently identified six strategies shown to be highly effective.
Tackling Violence in Schools: the socio-economic significance (Child Hub Summary)
2016
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
Collaborating with the European Council and the Norwegian government, in 2012, UNICEF compiled a report detailing the prevalence of violence in schools from a global perspective.
Tackling Violence in Schools: the impact of psychological violence (Child Hub Summary)
2016
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
In their extensive 2012 report, UNICEF, working in partnership with the Council of Europe and the Norwegian government, highlighted the importance of eradicating all forms of violence from educational systems.

Toolkit / Handbook / Manual

Keeping Children Safe from Violence: strengthening child protection systems in their accountability to identify, refer and respond to cases of violence against children
2013
Publisher: UNICEF
In 2011 UNICEF and the EU entered a new partnership for the purposes of running the Protecting Children from Violence in South East Europe project.
Best Practice in Determining and Implementing Durable Solutions for Separated Children in Europe: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Publisher: Irish Refugee Council
Children need support and consistency in order to overcome traumatic experiences, including those experienced in the country of origin, in transit and in the country of arrival.

Report / Study / Data

Mapping Knowledge Brokers Working to Prevent Violence Against Girls and Boys
2017
Publisher: Assembly for Children & Violence Evaluation Fund
This report emphasizes on violence specifically directed toward young boys and girls, while looking at some of the actors involved in combating this perpetual issue.
Child Protection Index - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016
2017
Publisher: World Vision International, in partnership with ChildPact and network “Stronger Voice for Children” Bosnia and Herzegovina
"The Child Protection Index is designed to encourage regional cooperation, stimulate more robust implementation of the UNCRC, and serve as a policy analysis tool for civil society, governments and donors.
Eurochild Annual Report 2015
2016
Publisher: Eurochild
Eurochild released its Annual Report for the year 2015 which highlights its key achievements in four strategic areas:
4 Disadvantages You Would Face as a Roma Child
2016
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
In honor of the International Roma Day on the 8th of April, ChildHub has released a report that highlights four of the most serious obstacles faced by Roma children on their way to a prosperous and fruitful life.
Multi-Agency Working in Child Protection
2016
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
Multiagency and inter-disciplinary collaboration, working both across and within sectors and teams, is critical to ensure that children are adequately protected.
Building Evaluability Assessments into Institutional Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Frameworks
2016
Publisher: Center for Development Impact
Richard Longhurst, Peter Wichmand and Burt Perrin from the Center for Development Impact bring the Practice Paper which advises on how evaluability assessments can support the choice of evaluation approaches for determining impact, based
Children's Rights and Social Services
2016
Publisher: Council of Europe
In this publication the Council of Europe explores the critical role played by social services in the delivery and protection of children's rights. Elements of social care are child and family friendly across all Council of Europe member states.
One humanity: shared responsibility
2016
Publisher: UN General Assembly
The report prepared by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the World Humanitarian Summit offers an in-depth analysis of the Agenda for Humanity, following five core responsibilities.
Too important to fail—addressing the humanitarian financing gap
2016
Publisher: UN High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing
The recent report prepared by the High Level Panel on humanitarian financing to the UN Secretary-General outlines required strategy for addressing the gaps in financing humanitarian projects across the world.
Report ‘’Sharing the Realities of Multi- Disciplinary Team Working in Child Protection’’
2015
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
The report provides a summary of the conference proceedings including the discussions in the break-out sessions.
Is Europe doing enough to invest in children?
2015
Publisher: Eurochild
Eurochild carried out the assessment of the 2015 European Semester with the help of its member organisations.
SOCIAL MONITOR
2015
Publisher: UNICEF
A recent UNICEF report The Social Monitor: Social Protection for Child Rights and Wellbeing in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia calls for an enhanced investment in more effective social protection which can have significan
Education Under Fire: How conflict in the Middle East is depriving children of their schooling
2015
Publisher: UNICEF
The UNICEF released a report on the extent of the unschooled children in the Middle East region as an outcome of the ongoing conflicts which prevent more than 13 million children from going to school. 
Mapping child protection systems in the EU
2015
Publisher: Fundamental Rights Agency
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), has conducted research from December 2013 to March 2014 on national child protection systems in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States and collected data on
Violence towards children in the EU
2014
Publisher: European Parliament
In this 2014 report, the European Parliament explores the different types of violence experienced by children across the EU. The socio-economical costs of failure to act now to prevent violence are significant.
Technical Assistance to establish multi-agency response services for children exposed to violence. Next Steps
2014
Publisher: UNICEF
Terre des hommes Albania was contracted by UNICEF to provide technical assistance to establish multi-agency response services to child victims or witnesses of violence or abuse.  Following a review of the legislative framework to protect child vic
Assessing the Early Impact of Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH) in London
2013
Publisher: London Councils
The findings from this review provide early evidence that the MASH approach has the potential to address some of the issues highlighted in serious case reviews in the past.
Keeping Children Safe from Violence
2013
Publisher: UNICEF
This report is made possible because of the partnership formed between the EU and UNICEF for the purposes of examining the child protection systems in place in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey.
Taken From the City
2012
Publisher: European Roma Rights Center
The European Roma Rights Centre has published a study detailing the forced eviction of dozens of Romanian Roma to the outskirts of a rubbish dump.
Rehabilitation of the Victims of Child Trafficking: A Multidisciplinary Approach
2006
Publisher: Center for the Protection of Children's Rights Foundation
The multidisciplinary approach (MDA) to the rehabilitation of victims of child trafficking is an effort to streamline, professionalize and improve …
Multi-Agency Working: a detailed study
2002
Publisher: National Foundation for Educational Research
This report relays the findings from the final phases of a study of multiagency working involving professionals from the Education, Social Services and Health sectors of local authorities.
REPORT on the piloting of the Instruction on the interagency cooperation mechanism for assisting and monitoring children victims and potential victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation and trafficking in Falesti raion
Publisher: Terre des hommes Moldova
This publication  evaluats a pilot effort in Falesti raion of Moldova for interagency cooperation mechanism for assisting and monitoring children victims and potential victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation and trafficking (herei
Multidisciplinary cooperation in the best interests of children witnesses and victims of sexual abuse
2017
This article discusses procedures related to children safety when witnessing about sexual abuse cases in Croatia.
Working Protocol: Inter-Sectorial Collaboration in Child Protection Cases
2016
Publisher: Terre des hommes
This protocol document includes key information to help representatives from different agencies to understand better and apply the multi-disciplinary approach in their work.
Advocacy Toolkit: Investing in Children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage
2015
Publisher: Alliance for investing in Children
European Commission Recommendation Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage calls for a children’s rights approach and integrated strategies based on three pillars:
Speak Up! Voices of European Children in Vulnerable Situations
2015
Publisher: International Journal of Children’s Rights
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The maltreated child: multidisciplinary interventions
2007
Publisher: National Centre for Child Abuse Prevention from Moldova
"The maltreated child: multidisciplinary interventions" is a publication addressed to professionals, where there are presented eleven successful cases from the experience of the Center for psychosocial support for children and families "AMICUL".

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