Project JANUS

A project for outpatient treatment of youth with sexually offensive behavior. Project JANUS for older children/youth with sexually offensive behavior is a part of the Danish Governments plan of action in fighting sexual abuse of children. The Ministry of Social...

Promoting and Protecting the Rights of the Child

How to approach the UN rapporteurs and independent experts. New report from Save the Children, Sweden This report provides information about the work of the UN special rapporteurs and independent experts and, in particular, makes recommendations on how the NGO...

Community Based Care for Separated Children

New report from Save the Children, Sweden. All over the world, children are separated from their parents, caretakers and communities due to armed conflict, natural disasters, pandemics and various forms of exploitation and abuse. The prevailing response to those who...

Presentation on Demand Reduction

At the Conference: “Stop Child Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery in Helsinki, Finland on June 1st to 3rd 2003, Ingrid Åkerman from the Committe on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Sweden made a presentation of their work specifically in relation to...

Kvinnoforums project against trafficking

To address the growing problem of trafficking in women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation , Kvinnoforum runs a networking project against trafficking. UPDATE: the project has since completed.

2003 Conference: Stop Child Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery

Pictured: H.E. President Vaira Vike-Freiberga of Latvia, H.E. Prime Minister Anneli Jäätteenmäki of Finland, H.E. U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bonnie McElveen-Hunter.  On 1-3 June, in Helsinki, the US, Canadian and Swedish Embassies to Finland, the Finnish Government...

Conference on Unaccompanied Children

A presentation by Mr Jan O. Karlsson, Swedish Minister for Development Co-operation and Asylum and Migration Policies opened the Conference on Unaccompanied Children in the region of the Baltic Sea States. Representatives from 14 countries discussed Interministerial...

Terre des Hommes Albania report on Trafficking of children

Terre des Hommes in Albania has published this report on the trafficking of children from Albania to Greece. “Over the past ten years, thousands of Albanian children from the age of four upwards have been rented out, sold, bought, and transported to Greece. In...

Young offenders – sexual abuse and treatment

Young offenders – sexual abuse and treatment, a book by Anders Nyman, Börje Svensson and Olof Risberg, has recently been translated into English. The authors are all psychotherapists working at Save the Children Sweden’s Centre for Children and Adolescents...

Epidemiological survey for preventing child abuse in Estonia

For many years, the issue of family violence has been a taboo in Estonia. The aim of the present research was to get an idea of how much and what types of child abuse can be found in Estonian families and which are the main risk groups. The current survey was carried...

Papers on prevention of sexual abuse of children

Karin Torhall has written two papers on prevention. The first paper is a general analysis of different ways to prevent sexual abuse of children (SV). The second paper reports on a specific project which Karin Torhall has run over a period of six years in several...

Is my child sexually abused?

Is my child sexually abused? A narrative analysis of mothers’ stories.  A doctoral thesis University of Oslo/NOVA 1998 by dr. psychol Svein Mossig.

Persons who commit sexual abuse against children.

Experiences from the nordic countries – Editor: Svein Mossige NOVA Oslo Summary Sexual abuse of children is a complicated subject. It raises issues relating to ethics, morals, law, sociology, finance, sexology, psychology and culture. When specialists work on an...

ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting, Beijing 24-25 May 2001

ASEM Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children – “The Ministers recognized that trafficking in women and children was a growing concern to all and welcomed the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its...

ASEM – Child Welfare Initiative Resource Centre

The ASEM Resource Centre was established as a tool for information, exchange and research of the ASIA-Europe Meeting’s (ASEM) Child Welfare Initiative. The services are intended to inform professionals working in law enforcement, welfare agencies, courts and...

Trafficking in Women and Children in Asia and in Europe

A background presentation of the problems involved and the initiatives taken. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, May 2001 ‘In recent years, increasing numbers of women and children have become commodities traded on an international market. They are marketed,...

Questioning of Children by the Police

Questioning of Children by the Police by Ann-Christine Cederborg, University professor, Sweden A study of 193 cases reported to the police National Board of Health and Welfare. Sexual abuse of children 1999:2 Summary The task of investigating whether or not sexual...

Moving on from Corporal Punishment in the Baltic Sea Region

NON-VIOLENT CHILDHOODS: Moving on from Corporal Punishment in the Baltic Sea Region Childhoods without violence   The CBSS Expert Group on Children at Risk has launched NON-VIOLENT CHILDHOODS, a project providing sustainable models of integrated public education to...

AudTrain runs Primary Trainings in Zagreb and Riga

In April 2016 the AudTrain project ran two Primary Trainings using the AudTrain Model for monitoring child welfare facilities using system based audit. Each training took place over four days with about 22 participants in each coming from service providers, monitoring...

New strategy from Council of Europe for the Rights of the Child

In April 2016, the Council of Europe gathered over 300 participants from across Europe and beyond to its conference in Sofia. This included two Heads of State, 17 Ministers and Vice-Ministers, high-level representatives of key international organizations, over 30 NGOs...

AudTrain runs Primary Trainings in Zagreb and Riga

In April 2016 the AudTrain project ran two Primary Trainings using the AudTrain Model for monitoring child welfare facilities using system based audit. Each training took place over four days with about 22 participants in each coming from service providers, monitoring...

New report launched in August

The Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat, the Estonian Presidency of CBSS and the Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk launched several reports in August 2015 from its work during the last two years. The package of reports contains the...

Announcing AudTrain 2.0

Starting fall 2015 the AudTrain System Based Audit of Alternative Care For Children will be revived. This new project aims to increase the capacity and skills among professionals who audit and monitor the situation for children in alternative care. It also aims to...

Experts endorsed the Tallinn Recommendations and Action Plan

Government representatives, experts and professionals from the Baltic Sea Region; Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK endorsed in principle the Tallinn Recommendations and Action Plan on Alternative Care...

Child-friendly justice: handling child evidence

The Council of Europe is organising a series of activities in collaboration with the Council of Baltic Sea States on handling child evidence. The first activity was a meeting organised in Tallinn, Estonia 19-20 February, 2015 discussing issues around the handling,...

Experts reflected on the Child exploitation: Cross-national child protection in practice ‘PROTECT Children on the Move’ Expert Meeting series, children’s participation and the way forward – Stockholm, March 2015 …

Abdulahi Addow, Kerry Neal, and Jyothi Kanics at the 5th Expert Meeting for the ‘Child exploitation: Cross-national child protection in practice – PROTECT Children on the Move’ project.  During 2014-15 the Children’s Unit at the Council of Baltic Sea...

EGCC Annual report 2011 – 2012

Annual report – This comprehensive report describes activities and programmes intiated by the EGCC and the Children’s Unit at the CBSS Secretariat. The report covers the period of the German chair of the EGCC and the German presidency to the...

Children with abusive experiences online

Report from the expert meeting organised by the Swedish Children’s Welfare Foundation and the Working Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk. The report presents the interventions made at the meeting and the discussions and conclusions following...

Assistance to children at risk of committing crimes

On November 12th to 14th 2007, the Working Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk together with the Russian Ministry of Education and Science organised an Expert Meeting and Knowledge Seminar on the topic of “Assistance to Children at Risk of Committing...

Meeting of National Contact Points in the Baltic Sea Region

It was the 4th meeting of National Contact Points that took place in Warsaw from 8th to 9th of May 2007. It was organized by the Council of the Baltic Sea States and was held on the premises of Polish Ministry of Interior and Administration. The meeting provided an...

Expert meeting on Child Friendly Investigations

Report – The Working Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk organised this expert meeting on child friendly investigative methods in cooperation with the Icelandic Ministry of Social Affairs and the Icelandic Government Agency for Child Protection. This...

Children at Risk brochure

The new brochure describing the regional co-operation on children at risk, the Childcentre web site and the role of the National Co-ordinators, the Competence Centres and the WGCC.

2003 Conference: Stop Child Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery

Pictured: H.E. President Vaira Vike-Freiberga of Latvia, H.E. Prime Minister Anneli Jäätteenmäki of Finland, H.E. U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bonnie McElveen-Hunter.  On 1-3 June, in Helsinki, the US, Canadian and Swedish Embassies to Finland, the Finnish Government...

Report: Round table on Children in Prison

The CBSS Commissioner on Democratic Development organised a round table meeting on “Children in Prison” On the Protection of the Rights of Children Deprived of Their Libery. Approximately 40 representatives from the Baltic Sea Region participated in the...

Professionals meet to strengthen network to combat sexual abuse

Professionals from countries throughout the Baltic Sea region concerned with sexual abuse against children met in Lübeck 17-18 September to further develop their mutual IT network. This network, the Child Centre, was launched earlier in 2001 and acts as a common...