Recently, a report was published by the city of Stockholm together with a number of ngos that work together to give vulnerable EU citizens for humanitarian aid.
In the activity report are reported, inter alia, how many children to vulnerable EU citizens encountered during the current period.
the outreach to the EU-team is there during the whole of last year, about 37 children who had been sleeping in ”inappropriate environments” or been in tiggerisituationer in Stockholm. The same figure for 2017 was 28.
the Majority of minors, 20 pieces, was over 15 years. But even small children and infants have been discovered - three were younger than three years.
the Children are often found by tips from people who have seen the children. Sofia Månsson is deputy head of unit at the Stockholm city outreach EU-team, and says that above all, it is in the public environments that the children are detected.
– It can be in tiggerisituationer, that the man sitting with an adult outside a store, or in a car or caravan, where you suspect that the child is sleeping, " she says.
about 700 vulnerable EU or third-country nationals in Stockholm. According to Sofia Månsson, the majority of them children, but few take them with him to Sweden. Why the number of children in these environments has increased can not the Sofia Månsson answer, but she says that the team gives priority to children, and keep an eye on whether the number of minors would increase further.
When we find a child so we do a orosanmälan to the neighborhood where it hits on the child.
– When we encounter a child, we will do a orosanmälan to the neighborhood where it hits on the child. Sometimes follow the man with the custodian and the child, and sometimes you make a written orosanmälan, " she says.
head of department on social services in the city of Stockholm. She says that children in such situations are not left on the street, but also not be something long-term support for accommodation.
– The most common is to help them home. Because we do not have the opportunity to provide some longer efforts here so it's always motivating to go home with a guardian, " she says.
came a much-publicized kammarrättsdom relating to the disposal of the children of EU-citizens, according to the Law on the care of young (LVU).
the Case concerned an infant, whose parents reported that they were forced to beg to earn money and it was difficult to take care of their children. The administrative court of appeal ruled that the child needed medical care, but that Sweden had jurisdiction to make such a decision - it was left instead to the home country, Romania.
the Judgment of 2016, is not indicative and the Swedish association of local authorities and regions (SKL) considers that a clarification is necessary. Until one exists, they must also children who have their residence in another EU member state to be disposed of immediately according to the LVU, the view (SKL).
is förbundsjurist on the SALAR, and says that they don't get questions about the immediate detention of the children of parents resident in another EU country to any significant extent, but that, in the cases which occur are important with clarity.
It is worrying that it is not clear if one may decide for the immediate disposal of a EU citizen without residence in Sweden.
" It is worrying that it is not clear if one may decide for the immediate disposal of a EU citizen without residence in Sweden. When it becomes an immediate care order according to LVU so it has often gone very far and a lack of clarity is likely to result in that the child is in distress. Children who need immediate protection is put at risk such a thing, " she says.
2017 was presented to a government inquiry where it was recommended that the change in the rules to make clear that even the children of other EU citizens would be taken care of immediately when there is a need. The proposals have been on the referral, but than have no bill presented, something Mia Hemmestad regret.
" We want to have a clarification of the LVU so that it is clear that the Social services must dispose of these children immediately if required. But we in the SKL makes the interpretation that one can make it the basis of the current legislation.
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