Expert Group on Children at RiskMaking the Baltic Sea Region a violence free zone for children
The vision of the CBSS Expert Group on Children at Risk is that children in the Baltic Sea Region enjoy their rights as recognised in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Prevention and early intervention
Strengthening national child protection systems
Justice and care
Promoting multidisciplinary and interagency services for child victims and witnesses of violence
Safe and non-violent childhoods
Promoting law, policy and joint strategies
The Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat is a proud member of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. The Global Partnership was…
Teaching children about online safety with the same comfort and familiarity as when teaching road safety
As part of their strategy for 2020-2025, the expert group is undertaking a mapping of national child protection systems, and promising practice for prevention and early intervention.
Lithuanian Presidency takes leadership on promoting children’s emotional health in the Baltic Sea Region
The Expert Group on Children at Risk held its first meeting under the Lithuanian Presidency on 5-6 November 2020. The two-day meeting started with the Lithuanian CBSS Presidency conference “Children’s emotional health: what achievements the countries can be proud of and what challenges remain unresolved”.
The purpose of the conference is to shed light on how technology facilitates trafficking in children, who the victims are, and what the impact is on children who are trafficked. Participants will also learn more about identification, investigation, safe paths to recovery and justice for children.
Speakers include Agnė Bilotaitė, Lithuanian Minister of Interior; Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs; Cathal Delaney, Head of Team Analysis Project Twins at Europol and a series of experienced researchers and practitioners. A youth panel, involved in the preparation and follow up to the conference, will share their perspectives throughout the day.
The next meeting will take on 6 May 2021, with a focus on Prevention and Early interventions to address trafficking and exploitation of children.