Ending child migration detention – EU and Member States to act

(9 November 2017) Many children of migrants end up in detention centres. They are deprived of their liberty. Following the 11th EU Forum on the rights of the child PSI and EPSU have signed a statement calling upon EU governments to take immediate steps towards ending child immigration detention, and ensuring alternatives to detention are accessible and available. This is in line with the EPSU Congress migration resolution. Europe’s children deserve care and protection, regardless of their migration status. The Forum took place on 7-8 November 2017, Brussels.  49 organisations have signed the statement.