eLearning: Children in Migration

Inclusive Practice for Child Helplines III

Children in migration are children first, and they are entitled to the same rights as citizen children, including their right to be heard. In an effort to bring this vulnerable group of children into the spotlight, we have developed a new eLearning module as part of our Inclusive Practice for Child Helplines series (find the Inclusive Practice for Child Helplines I and II here).

The Inclusive Practice for Child Helplines – An Introduction to Children in Migration module aims to equip child helpline counsellors and volunteers with general skills and knowledge to help them better support children and young people in migration 

Specifically, the module provides an overview of: 

  • Basic rights and entitlements for children in migration, in the European Union (EU) and globally. 
  • Key terminology and Child Helpline International’s data framework relating to children in migration. 
  • Core communication skills to effectively and emphatically support children and young people in migration, including how to build trust and how to promote participation. 
  • What child helplines can do to become more accessible to children in migration. 
  • Key partnerships and referral routes to improve outcomes for children in migration. 

This module is available via our eLearning platform. If you already have a log in, please click here. If you are not yet signed up to our eLearning platform, please click here for instructions. Before taking this module, it is recommended tcomplete the first module in this series: the Inclusive Practice for Child Helplines: An Introduction to Non-Discrimination, Social Norms and Accessibility module. 

We would like to thank The Smile of the Child and Hope for Children CRC Policy Center for generously contributing their time to trial the module.  

This eLearning module was funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC 2014-2020). The content of the eLearning module and this article represents only the views of the author and is his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.