For children, their rights and equitable development


New guide on mental health support for refugee children

The handbook, ‘FARO Model Handbook: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support to Unaccompanied Minors and Families with Children in Reception Centres‘, is based on a multilevel system of intervention, responding to migrant children’s needs depending on where they arrive (hotspots, harbours, reception centres etc.).

The handbook accurately describes the ways of working and main challenges and difficulties facing project staff in providing the specialised treatment some children and families need. In the handbook also contains real-life cases and technical sheets with examples of psychosocial activities.

The handbook can be downloaded in Italian and English.

2016 Child Safeguarding Guidance for Journalists

Mega sporting events should never harm children: check the newest Child Safeguarding Guidance produced by Terre des Hommes and Keeping Children Safe and learn what journalists and media can to protect the rights of children.

2014 Child Safeguarding Guidance for Journalists

Be a protector: check Terre des Hommes’ Child Safeguarding Guidance for Journalist! Learn how to ensure high standards of personal conduct towards children and how the media can play an important role in efforts to fundamentally shift the protection of child rights.

A syntheses of the guidance is also available.

A guide for social workers in reception of Unaccompanied Foreign Minors

guide coverTerre des Hommes Italy published this guide in order to provide adequate assistance to migrant children arriving by sea. The purpuse is to provide children with qualified support and enable them to understand and accept the reasons of their migration.  The guide aims to highlight the complexity of the needs of unaccompanied migrant minors and propose useful contributions to the Implementation of measures that go in the direction of offering psycho-social support to these children.


A guide for journalists to keep children safe during World Cup™ 2014

Terre des Hommes encourages journalists, filmmakers and photographers – whether professionals or amateurs – to engage with children during and around the World Cup™ 2014 to give them a voice. However, this work with children by all means needs to be done in a safe way:

A specific guide for the World Cup™ in Brazil has been developed by Keeping Children Safe and Terre des Hommes. It will help journalists to interview and record children’s opinions in a safe and professional way, while adhering to Keeping Children Safe’s child safeguarding standards”,

Director of the Keeping Children Safe.


KCS journalists guidance

KCS journalists-short version – PORTUGUESE

KCS-journalists -short version  – ENGLISH_

What can YOU do to protect children on the move

“€˜What can you do to protect children on the move“€™ is an handbook designed to help organisations to review any activities they organise concerning children who leave home and to enable them to question the ways they have worked in the past, opening up the possibility of using new methods to benefit “€˜children on the move“€™.

It is not intended to be a training guide but instead should be used to help project workers, their managers and organisations to identify areas of further capacity building that may be needed.




(Re)Building the future

The primary purpose of “€˜(Re) building the future”€™ is to expand on project workers”€™ understanding of how to help trafficked children. The handbook seeks to explore the principles underpinning work with trafficked children and to examine the main processes involved. Consideration is also given to the dilemmas that may be encountered and issues that workers should keep in mind as they work with trafficked children.

It is not intended to be a training guide but instead should be used to help project workers, their managers and organisations to identify areas of further capacity building that may be needed.


A handbook on planning projects to prevent child trafficking

A Terre des Hommes Publication

Author: Mike Dottridge


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