The Working Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk ran a two year training programme for professionals working with assistance to children that have been trafficked, or that are unaccompanied. The programme received generous support by the EU through the Daphne programme, Save the Children Sweden and the Oak Foundation. The training consisted of five two day seminars. Descriptions of the project are available in English and Russian.
Through discussions with experts in the area of rehabilitation and support to children victims of exploitation and violence, the network of child experts in the cooperation on children at risk in the Baltic Sea Region identified a number of issues that should be thoroughly deliberated in this international training programme in order to assist national programmes and projects of assistance for children victims of trafficking. In all contacts it become increasingly clear that even if there are expertise on some of the issues at hand when assisting children and young persons exploited through trafficking, the knowledge on how to assist these in a comprehensive way is just not there. Whatever assistance will be implemented in the different countries, the professionals involved need international training and regional co-operation.