Every child has the right to protection. In Europe and Central Asia UNICEF strengthens national child protection systems, particularly in the areas of family separation, access to justice and protection from violence, abuse and exploitation.
National child protection systems include all measures and organizations working together in a country to protect children. They can include organizations vital to social welfare, education and health care, as well as law-enforcement agencies and organizations responding to humanitarian emergencies. A strong child protection system addresses the many inter-connected risks that confront children and their families. The challenge is to build such systems in every country across the region to protect every child.