Key reference documents defining standards of quality care for children

Key reference documents defining standards of quality care for children

  • UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children (2010)
  • Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Recommendation on the rights of children living in residential institutions (Rec(2005)5)
  • Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Recommendation on children’s participation in family and social life (R(98)8)
  • Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Recommendation on the participation of children and young people under the age of 18 (Rec(2012)2)
  • Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Recommendation on children’s rights and social services friendly to children and families (Rec(2011)12)
  • Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child 2012-2015
  • Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Guidelines on child friendly health care (2011)
  • Common European guidelines on the transition from institutional to community-based care (2012)
  • Quality for Children Standards (2007)
  • The Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption
  • The Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children