The Child Protection Network of Denmark
3) Children on the move – 26 August 2021

3) Children on the move – 26 August 2021

The Child Protection Network is pleased to invite you to our seminar on “Children on the move” on 26th of August 2021.  

The seminar is the third in a series of seminars on children without, or at risk of losing parental care.  

  • When: Thursday 26th August 2021 at 09.00-12.00 (UTC+02:00) 
  • Where: Online on Zoom – Please register below to receive a link to the seminar.
  • Participants: Civil Society Organizations, researchers or individuals with an interest in exchanging experiences and methodologies to promote the UN Resolution on the Rights of the Child. We invite organizations and individuals both from Denmark and the south to join.   
  • Organizers: The Danish Child Protection Network       

Seminar 3) Children on the move  

Unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children are moving across and to countries right around the world.  They can face many adverse experiences and require our support.  In this seminar we will be exploring the 2019 UN Resolution, ‘Promotion and protection of rights of children’ and in particular, how it relates to the situation of these children.  We will consider why children are on the move, the risks they face, before and during their journeys as well as at their place of final destination.  We will not only consider the international mandate to protect these children, but we will also have the opportunity to hear about practical actions and activities that are being implemented in East Sudan through the work of the Danish Red Cross. 


Expert presentations:

The seminar will be facilitated by Dr. Chrissie Gale, who also introduced the UN Resolution on the Rights of the Child in the previous seminar. The presentation is available on:  

International child protection consultant Dr. Chrissie Gale holds a Doctorate from the University of Bristol and a long career working for CELSIS, UNICEF, Family for every child, ao.
In this seminar Dr. Gale will be accompanied by Danish Red Cross (DRC) Delegate Emma Moss. Emma recently completed a three-year deployment to Kassala in Eastern Sudan, working for DRC in partnership with the Sudanese Red Crescent on programmes with migrants and refugees. In particular the activities in these programmes targeted unaccompanied and separated children and survivors of trafficking. Prior to working in international humanitarian response Emma practised as a lawyer in Australia for seven years.  

The seminar has been conducted and presentations and videos are available below and on

  • Video from the 3rd seminar with presentations from Dr. Chrissie Gale and Red Cross Delegate Emma Moss.

  • Powerpoint presentation by Dr Chrissie gale on “Unaccompanied and Separated Refugee and Migrant Children

  • Powerpoint presentation by Red Cross Delegate Emma Moss on “A perspective from Danish Red Cross humanitarian action  in East Sudan”
  • The full seminar series   

    In this series of seven seminars over the coming 1½ year, we invite organizations engaged in international development to discuss and learn more about issues related to child protection and children living in alternative care. You are most welcome no matter if you represent a small NGO, are a volunteer, work in research or come from a large international NGO. 

    The seminars offer expert presentations on topics related to the Resolution and an opportunity to discuss and share experiences to learn from promising practices and improve the protection and the quality of alternative care. 

    Seminar 1) The right of every child to care 

    Seminar 2) Domestic violence   

    Seminar 3) Children on the move   

    Seminar 4) Exploring preventive strategies     

    Seminar 5) Education   

    Seminar 6) Religion   

    The Child Protection Network in Denmark is a network of NGOs that work with child rights, child protection and have a special focus on Alternative Care. The network constitutes a learning platform for exchange of knowledge and promising practices that strengthen and consolidate member organisations’ capacity to support the development of quality alternative care programmes in the framework of child rights and child protection. 
    If you are interested in becoming a member of the Child Protection Network in Denmark, please contact: 

    Alternative Care Talks 
    Following the seminars the Child Protection Network will publish ACTalk videos related to the topic of the seminar, which will present the highlights of the workshops through interviews with relevant specialist.   

    In December 2019, the annual Resolution of the Rights of the Child addressed for the first time ever children without parental care in recognition of the vulnerability of this group of children. The purpose of these seminars is to explore how to use the Resolution and the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, in order to safeguard and promote the rights of children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care.