In France, the Act of 14 March 2016 RO on the Protection of the Rights of the Child states that the protection of the child is intended to ensure that the child’s basic needs are taken into account, to support his or her physical, emotional, intellectual and social development and to maintain his or her health, safety and morals.
Activities for its protection include prevention addressed to children and their parents, recognition of risk situations and actions on their behalf, as well as administrative and judicial issues undertaken to protect the child. It also aims to prevent the difficulties that may arise for minors who are temporarily or permanently deprived of family protection. The Prime Minister has established the National Council for the Protection of Children, whose task is to indicate policy directions regarding child protection, present opinions, and evaluate the implementation of activities. I propose a combination of policies that take place at the local level.
Dr. Zawiślak also points to the legal changes that have taken place in France in this regard, as well as what extra-legal measures have been introduced to protect children’s rights.