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Quality Standards for Protecting Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

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Quality Standards for Protecting Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
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Guidelines/Recommendations, Training Material/Resources,
Identification (of Victims), Protection, Victims of trafficking, Trafficked persons, Sex tourism, Pornography, Sexual exploitation, Palermo protocol; Child trafficking; Best Interests Principle, Child Victims of Trafficking, Separated Migrant Children, Unaccompanied minors, Family reunification, Guardian, Family Tracing, Age Assessment, Freedom from Detention, Interim Care, Health, Education, Training, Integration, Adoption, Return, Remaining in a Host Country/Country of Asylum, Child protection systems, Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Reflection period, Residency permit, Identification, Social assistance, Victim protection, Advocacy, Civil society, NGO, Human Rights approach,
Based on a review and synopsis of the existing literature and interviews with selected German organisations engaged in development cooperation, this paper develops suggestions for basic quality of care standards for these areas of intervention. The first part introduces the concept of quality standards and the most basic principles regarding child protection. The second part applies these basic standards to specific care interventions in the victims’ recovery process. Predominant elements of care are presented: care in shelters, psychosocial counselling, rehabilitation and case management, and reintegration.
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