<Date>{25/08/2019}25.8.2019</Date>
<NoDocSe>B9‑0035/2019</NoDocSe>
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<TitreType>MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION</TitreType>

<TitreRecueil>pursuant to Rule 143 of the Rules of Procedure</TitreRecueil>


<Titre>on the illegal foster care of children</Titre>


<Depute>Luisa Regimenti</Depute>


B9‑0035/2019

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the illegal foster care of children

The European Parliament,

 having regard to Rule 143 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas foster care is a temporary measure to help and support minors deprived of a suitable family environment to grow up in;

 

B. whereas international child-protection instruments are based on the principle of the best interests of the child and whereas child protection is one of the European Union’s objectives;

 

C. whereas, as recently discovered in Italy (in the Bibbiano case), the flaws in the national systems for monitoring foster care and the presence of economic interests may result in children’s best interests not being prioritised;

 

D. whereas dedicated courts and the law must be strengthened so that they better serve children’s interests;

 

E. whereas sector operators’ excessive discretionary powers must be limited and controls on foster-care procedures must be established and carried out by qualified professionals;

 

1. Calls on the Commission to take every possible measure to counter all forms of speculation regarding foster-care procedures;

 

2. Calls on the Commission to establish a European reference standard for foster care, with a view to protecting children in Europe, giving them a stronger right to defence, and to encouraging the Member States to step up their controls on the foster-care procedure.

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