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In line with the RCD, the scope of this document is to provide guidance for reception conditions for:

Unaccompanied children who are applying for international protection, and/or are staying in reception facilities

Even though not covered by the RCD, this guidance should also be taken into account for the reception of unaccompanied children who are staying in reception but have not made an application for international protection, in order to give due consideration to the right to non-discrimination (Article 2 CRC).

The following sections focus on each of the three parts of the scope (i.e.unaccompanied children, application for international protection, location and facilities).