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New team at the main station: contacts for child protection

Kinder Hauptbahnhof

A mobile child protection/youth welfare team is now available in the arrival tent for war refugees from Ukraine at Berlin Central Station.

This was announced by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family Affairs on Wednesday (09 March 2022). It is to be the point of contact for unaccompanied minor refugees, voluntary helpers as well as for the Federal Police and other professional supporters. "The mobile team coordinates the care and accommodation of arriving unaccompanied refugees and also advises on child protection issues in Berlin."

Child protection team is trained in social pedagogy

According to the education administration, the team members, including native speakers, are selected in cooperation with independent youth welfare organisations such as Wildwasser e.V.. They are trained in social pedagogy. In addition, the Senate Administration has produced flyers with information on youth welfare, unaccompanied minor refugees or child protection - also in English, Russian and Ukrainian. And last but not least, according to its own information, the Senate Administration has taken over the care of more than 200 children in care from Ukraine.

Mobile team wears red waistcoats with logo

The mobile team - recognisable by red waistcoats with the logo mobile team child protection/youth welfare - was set up quickly and unbureaucratically and brought to the main station, said Senator for Education Astrid-Sabine Busse (SPD). "In this way, we are sending a stop signal to dishonest people who want to take advantage of the situation of the refugees. At the same time, we are providing immediate help for the children and young people after the highly disturbing experiences in their home country and the hardships of the flight."

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 10 March 2022
Last updated: 10 March 2022

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