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Resource book for Law Enforcement Officers on Good Practices in Combating Child Trafficking

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Resource book for Law Enforcement Officers on Good Practices in Combating Child Trafficking
International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
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Training Material/Resources,
Children, Child trafficking, Reflection period, Residency permit, Identification, Social assistance, Victim protection, Shelter, Repatriation, Empowerment, Redress, Advocacy, Civil society, NGO, Human Rights approach, Identification (of Victims) Protection, Victims of trafficking, Trafficked persons, Integration, Social Inclusion,
Comprehensive Training for Law Enforcement Authorities Responsible for Trafficking in Children/Minors The Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Vienna is implementing the project “Comprehensive Training for Law Enforcement Authorities responsible for Child Trafficking / Minors”, which receives the financial support of the European Commission under the AGIS Programme 2005. The partners of this project are the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, the Belgian Federal Police, EUROPOL and the OSCE. This Project is placed under the activities of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union, as counter-trafficking in children has been identified as one of their priorities. The aim of the project is to provide law enforcement authorities dealing with children victims of trafficking with specific skills in combating trafficking in children, to identify good practices on combating child trafficking, which are presented in this Resource Book. The Resource Book presents current good practices and recommendations, recognized by an international team of experts having extensive knowledge on the topic. The publication further includes innovative techniques and practical information based on inputs from national and international experts from law enforcement, medical science and civil society. Having briefly introduced the legal background on the area of combating child trafficking, the Resource Book elaborates good practises on: - Age assessment/ Identification of the child; - Investigative methods; - Interviewing techniques; and - Cooperation between law enforcement authorities and NGOs/ social service providers.
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