This toolkit has been developed under the ProGuard project, which was co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Commission. You can find more information about the ProGuard project here.

This toolkit is based on:

  • the handbook ‘Guardianship for children deprived of parental care – A handbook to reinforce guardianship systems to cater for the specific needs of child victims of trafficking’, that was developed by the European Union Agency For Fundamental Rights in 2015;
  • the ALFACA manual, developed by Nidos and partners from 2015 – 2017;
  • other available materials on guardianship;
  • the expertise and good practices of the project partners in ProGuard.


How to provide training on the toolkit in your own context can be found in this train-the-trainer programme.

The content of this toolkit and its train-the-trainer programme represent the views of the authors only and is their sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.


ProGuard was carried out by Nidos (NL) and partners METAdrasi (EL), Danish Red Cross (DK), Jugendhilfe Süd-Niedersachsen (DE), Orphans court Latvia (LV), Amici dei Bambini (IT), Centre for missing and exploited children (HR), National Institute for Health and Welfare (FI), Child Circle (BE), Missing Children Europe (BE) and The Council of the Baltic Sea States (SE).



Project management
Liedewij de Ruijter de Wildt

European Projects
PO box 13021
3507 LA Utrecht
The Netherlands

Email: l.deruijterdewildt@nidos.nl
Phone number: +31885011245