The Oslo Conclusions on Identifying Children at Risk of Exploitation and Trafficking

Hearing the Child’s Story, and strengthening child-sensitive communication and best interests determinations.

Pub. Jun 28, 2018 Published June 28, 2018

The Oslo Conclusions represent a summary of the discussions and learning from the consultative process led by the Council of the Baltic Sea States in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers, national governments and state agencies, with the engagement of the European Union, the Council of Europe, the United Nations and other partners. Since 2013, this regional consultation process has involved several hundred officials and professionals in child welfare and protection, social and health care, law enforcement and the judiciary, education and immigration, the academia, specialised organisations as well as children and young people.

The Oslo Conclusions were presented at the Oslo Conference on Identifying Children at Risk of Exploitation and Trafficking, organised by the Council of the Baltic Sea States with the support of the Nordic Council of Ministers on 29-30 May 2018. Hosted by the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, the Oslo Conference engaged 80 participants and high-level representatives from 12 European countries, inter-governmental and regional organisations and the United Nations.

The Oslo Conclusions will guide the continued work of the Council of the Baltic Sea States and provide inspiration for the cooperation with national stakeholders, civil society and other partners to safeguard child victims of exploitation and trafficking and children at risk.