Inclusion/exclusion, compliance, appropriateness, effectiveness of strategies implementation, coherence


IMPACT engages in a discussion of the capability of the public administrations to implement child rights standards effectively and consistently into child rights practice. Strengthening the capability of the public administration to implement is considered the key strategy for reducing the risk of exploitation, enhancing children’s resilience and offering stronger protection from exploitation and trafficking. This approach shall be considered complementary to the traditional anti-trafficking responses, proposing strong partnerships, cooperation and coordination of all the relevant sectors and actors involved. The promotion of human rights standards and their implementation into practice is considered the foundation on which anti-trafficking responses can lead to more sustainable results. It provides an opportunity to leverage the impact of traditional anti-trafficking measures and is expected to render the precious resources invested in this field more effective.

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The intent of this fourth session is to share and test out the 5 areas of analysis able to orient the evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions. In relation to policies and strategies primarily developed to respond to certain categories of children, the aim is to use these 5 areas as benchmark with the participants in practical exercises.

The IMPACT project analyses how and to which degree child welfare and protection systems are effective to reduce the risk of child trafficking and exploitation and to protect child victims and children at risk.

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Training activities and agenda outline


 Total time required 4-4.5 hours 

A.    Introduction – 20 minutes
Introduction to session agenda, objectives and expectations, along with the presentation of the session assumptions using as background material the information included in the Chapter 2 c and d  of the IMPACT Report 2013.

B.    Brief lecture – 60 minutes
The facilitator presents in details the research findings and provides examples identified at the national level.  In particular referring to national experiences, the facilitator provides an overview of the findings related to all or part of the country involved in the IMPACT Project (Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Portugal).  The presentation is organised in two parts:

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Further bibliographic references


  • KMOP/Defence for Children Italy (2013), IMPACT Transnational Analysis
  • KMOP, (2013), IMPACT National Report Greece
  • Defence for Children Italy, (2013), IMPACT National Report Italy
  • CARDET, (2013), IMPACT National Report Cyprus
  • CESIS, (2013), IMPACT National Report Portugal
  • Esping-Andersen, Gösta (2002), “A child-centered social investment strategy”, in G. Esping-Andersen with D. Gallie, A. Hemerijck and J. Myles (eds.), Why we need a new welfare state, Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 26-67.
  • KMOP/Defence for Children Italy, (2012), GATE Guardians Against Child Trafficking and Exploitation European Report
  • John D. Fluke and Fred Wulczyn, (2010), A concept note on child protection systems monitoring and evaluation, UNICEF
  • Horwath, J. & Morrison, T. (2007), Collaboration, integration, and change in children’s services: Critical issues and key ingredients. Child Abuse and Neglect, Vol. 31, pp. 55-69.
  • Haynes, P. (2003), Managing Complexity in the Public Services. Maidenhead: Open University
  • Press.
  • Stevens, I. and Cox, P. (2008), Complexity theory: Developing new understandings of child protection in field settings and in residential child care. British Journal of Social Work, 38, p. 1320.


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