1070bis meeting – 18 November 2009

Item 1.2b

Stocktaking of the Slovenian Chairmanship and follow-up to the 119th Session of the Committee of Ministers (Madrid, 12 May 2009)

b. Draft Council of Europe Policy guidelines on integrated national strategies for the protection of children from violence
(CM(2009)146 rev)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)10 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on integrated national strategies for the protection of children from violence, as it appears at Appendix 2 to the present volume of Decisions;

2. agreed that the Council of Europe, through the programme “Building a Europe for and with children”, should contribute to the protection of children from violence by:

a. providing a forum for the dissemination and exchange of national research, experiences and good practices in violence prevention among member states;

b. supporting the elaboration of integrated national strategies, following progress as regards their implementation and impact, and issuing periodic progress review reports;

c. developing uniform standards for collecting data on violence against children to enhance its international comparability;

d. providing an interface for all European initiatives on violence against children and serving as a reference point for the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children, UN agencies and the European Union;

e. regularly updating its Policy Guidelines by taking stock of the new standards in this area.


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