The RAN multi-meeting of the FC&S Working Group (with input from the RAN Rehabilitation, Y&E, POL and LOCAL Working Groups) addressed the topic of children and their mothers returning from previously Daesh controlled territory. The meeting served as an opportunity to assess the current state of play as regards child returnees and their mothers and to explore the type of structures that can help practitioners support them.
The meeting gathered 31 practitioners, including social workers, local P/CVE coordinators, psychologists/psychiatrists, teachers and returnee coordinators, who have experience in working with returning children and their mothers. This conclusion paper first presents the main lessons learned and the highlights of the discussion and concludes with recommendations formulated by practitioners. Read more