What should the Spanish government do to improve the life of children?

Eurochild member Plataforma de Infancia releases #PropuestasDeInfancia to consolidate national progress made in childhood policies.

2023 is the last year of the current Spanish legislature. It is also the year in which the monitoring process of the Committee on the Rights of the Child begins to assess Spain's compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Children and young people pay the of the economic, health and social crises. Inflation is having a big impact on vulnerable families. 2023, more than ever, is the year in which childhood must be the absolute priority.

Plataforma de Infancia's publication focuses on these main areas: Parenting support; Child poverty; Education; Child participation; Violence towards children; Unaccompanied migrant children; Early childhood. National administrations and institutions must address the main challenges that limit the rights of children and adolescents in Spain.

Plataforma's key recommendations for the government:

  • Approval of a universal parenting allowance, bringing Spain closer to the European average investment in childhood.
  • An expansion of maternity and paternity leave, plus birth, adoption or guardianship leave
  • A Reform of the procedure for determining the age of migrant children arriving in Spain following the UNCRC.
  • Creation of specialised Courts and a Prosecutor focusing on violence against children to learn about the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed against children.
  • Putting in place effective measures to promote foster families

Read the full document (in Spanish)

Join the conversation on Twitter: #PropuestasDeInfancia

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