June 2004

The CBSS Heads of Government meeting noted with satisfaction the results obtained through the Baltic Sea Programme on unaccompanied and trafficked children, implemented by the CBSS. The training designed to fill the competence-gaps regarding care and assistance to children and young persons who are victims of trafficking is a welcomed regional addition, and will improve the care for and protection of children victims of trafficking. The Heads of Government encouraged the CBSS to pursue vigorously the task of strengthening the rights of children in residential care in the region and to raise the quality of care in institutions, in order to improve the situation for children in out-of-home care.