operational standards and indicators
This guidance aims to support EU+ countries in the implementation of key provisions of the Reception Conditions Directive while ensuring an adequate standard of living for unaccompanied children that takes into account their special reception needs. It can be used at both policy and operational level as a framework for further development of reception standards at national level. It is also a tool to support reception authorities working with unaccompanied children in planning and running reception facilities and providing adequate care according to specific needs. The standards and indicators address the specific needs of unaccompanied children in reception facilities, though the guidance may also be applicable for accompanied children.