UASC
Handbook

The Handbook on Unaccompanied and Separated Children provides operational guidance for child protection practitioners and other actors involved in prevention and response to family separation in emergencies.

The Handbook includes:

  • Summary Guidance
  • Overview of the Foundational Elements of UASC programs in section one.
  • Detailed guidance for working with Unaccompanied and Separated Children in section two.

The Handbook is available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

Topics included in the Handbook on Unaccompanied and Separated Children:

  1. International Legal Framework and mandates related to UASC
  2. Characterizing family separation in emergencies
  3. Mitigating risk of separation: Prevention and Preparedness
  4. Coordination
  5. Assessment of separation and risk of separation
  6. The basics: programme planning to UASC
  7. Case Management and information management for UASC
  8. Identification of UASC
  9. Documentation
  10. Alternative Care of Unaccompanied and Separated Children
  11. Family Tracing and Verification
  12. Reunification and Reintegration
The Toolkit on Unaccompanied and Separated Children

The Toolkit on Unaccompanied and Separated Children complements the related Handbook and highlights key international instruments guidelines relating to UASC, and sample documents to use in programming.

The Toolkit includes 56 tools and is available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.