Practical guide on the best interests of the child

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EASO Practical guide on the best interests of the child in asylum procedures

This practical guide is intended to support competent Member State authorities in applying the principle of the best interests of the child and enhancing the guarantees within asylum procedures for children. The guide is structured in four sections: background elements of the best interests of the child; relevant guarantees; guidance on how to assess the best interests in practice; vulnerability and risk indicators. The guidance is complemented with an overview of the terminology, a comprehensive checklist as well as relevant policy, guidance and legal framework documents.
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