4.11 Put to the test: What do unaccompanied minor refugees need for a good arrival in Germany?
12. Mai - 9:30 bis 11:30 Uhr
Children and young persons travelling alone are particularly vulnerable and therefore need special protection.
In recent years, there has been a lively discussion in the field of child and youth welfare services about how to professionally deal with these minors, including their accommodation, care and long-term planning.
The debate is characterised, among other things, by the tension and sometimes contradiction between the requirements of asylum and foreigners law, on the one hand, and child and youth services law, on the other. Since 2015, the legal framework for the protection and care of these young people has been profoundly reformed. In the discourse, the legislator explicitly underlines the „primacy of child and youth welfare“.
Now it is time to take stock: Not only the legal framework should be discussed, but also the practical implementation as well as the cooperation between relevant municipal actors – especially between youth welfare offices and foreigners authorities. The focus should be placed on how sustainable and child welfare-oriented planning for the young persons can be successful in each individual case.
Language: GERMAN/ ENGLISH (with translation)