Standard 2 - development

High quality, availability and durability of education and training as well as of social and cultural opportunities are essential for any prevention and protection strategy and/or measure.

Indicators:   
•    Number of teachers, educators, people dealing with children qualified in inter-cultural mediation/total  number of teacher, educators, people dealing with children
•    Quality and availability of training courses in inter-cultural mediation.
•    Availability of qualified language courses based on EU standards

➢    See also Closing a Protection Gap Core Standard 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Justifications of preventive and protective actions against trafficking and exploitation
Teacher, educators or any other category of people dealing with children have the great responsibility of being in relationship with separated children. They are supposed to understand children’s cultural needs and characteristics, their not-verbal communications, and are requested to be qualified in intercultural mediation, in order to relate with these children in a healthy and effective way. They are also key actors for the prevention of drop-outs.
“Learning the language of the host country, education and vocational training are key objectives, for they enable the minor: - to have access to information; - to participate more effectively; - to become integrated more easily in the host country if he or she stays there; - to have additional assets if he or she returns to his or her own country” .
Incomprehension of the host country is a risk factor as it increases the vulnerability of children.

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