Professionalisation of guardianship in Europe
REC rights of the child funded project
October 2017- October 2019
ProGuard was based on the following assumptions, derived from general research and practical experience of the project partners:
- there is a lot of knowledge and expertise available but there is no systematic way in which insights and best practices are shared; many organisations fend for themselves and guardians do not yet have easy and structured access to information, methodologies and best practices
- protecting and implementing child rights for unaccompanied children in Europe requires professional guardianship organisations with specialised knowledge and networks.
The project delivered
- An online toolkit for guardians which includes a train-the-trainer programme www.guardianstoolkit.eu
- A Pilot Assessment system (PAS), existing of the Pilot PAS Report and the PAS-tool
- and a recommendation report
- A final article sums up the project results and deliverables. It also provides an overview of the general recommendations for guardianship systems that the project delivered
The outcomes and deliverables of ProGuard were transferred to the European Guardianship Network (EGN) during the second meeting of the network that took place in Glasgow on 23 September 2019, as a contribution to the network’s mission to develop safe, effective and consistent ways of delivering high quality, child rights based, and accessible guardianship services.