The discussion on the topic of children affected by migration in the Caribbean is relatively new and evolving. The first of its kind for the region, the publication is intended as a technical resource for government officials, NGOs and other stakeholders who assist children affected by migration, whether they are children who stay behind, children who migrated, or children who returned.
It presents a comprehensive framework in accordance to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It recommends action in seven thematic areas: data collection, analysis and usage, policies and procedures, social services, education, health, psycho-social issues, and investment in human and financial services. For each thematic area, there is a description of the Caribbean context and several suggestions for governments to pursue and for the region’s governing institution to purse at a regional level.