children rough sleepers

Not surprisingly, we are also seeing that the presence of responsible adults who are available to these young people and who represent reliable role models often give that added value upon which fresh ideas in prevention can then be built.
As concern continues for the precarious plight of a rising number of young people throughout Europe who live as rough sleepers in the greater urban centres of our member states, the latest research on the phenomenon was presented on December 10 at the European Parliament.
Besides their enhanced chances of subjection to violence or of being embroiled in crime either as victims or perpetrators, teens sleeping today in our cities' parks, upon shop doorsteps or 'sofa surfing' between friends and acquaintances often live in real peril of various forms of abuse by adults or older minors who observe their movements over time only to then take advantage of their powerlessness.
Coinciding with this year's World Human Rights Day on December 10, the final Children Rough Sleepers conference in Brussels will present some of the findings of its two-year study on the rising number across Europe of young people with no fixed abode.