STANDARD 33: Ensure access to and participation in the education system.
Indicator 33.1: All unaccompanied children should have access to internal or external preparatory classes, including language classes, when necessary, in order to facilitate their access to and participation in the education system.
- Additional remarks: Unaccompanied children need support, sometimes permanently, to become familiar with the education system and to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to actively participate in mainstream classes.
Indicator 33.2: Internal or external arrangements, including infrastructure, curriculum, and trained staff, are in place to ensure effective preparatory classes in line with the needs of the children.
- Additional remarks: Special attention should be paid to resources needed for an effective implementation of preparatory classes.
Good practice on preparatory classes
✓ provide for intensive language classes in line with the needs, levels of maturity and cultural background of unaccompanied children;