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
As of 1 July 2022, Germany has assumed the presidency of the CBSS and of the Expert Group on Children at Risk.
On 1 July 2021, Norway took over the Presidency from Lithuania. Focuses for Children at Risk will include the impact of Covid-19, and on building trust between the child protection systems in the region.
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.
The presidency featured a conference “Children’s emotional health: what achievements the countries can be proud of and what challenges remain unresolved”. It further investigated the role of Barnahus in the identification and investigation of child trafficking and the support and assistance provided to victims.