What to do and where to turn to if children's rights are violated during the war – answers to basic questions
Що робити та куди звертатися, якщо в умовах війни права дитини порушують – відповіді на основні запитання
Important! In emergencies like martial law, a child is not considered an orphan or abandoned, even if there are no adults around. The child’s status is determined by state bodies.
The child must be reported immediately to the National Police Department on 102 or to the Children's Affairs Service.
If you or the child is located outside Ukraine, you must immediately notify the Ukrainian consulate in your host country.
Important! The absence of identity documents does not prevent you from contacting local emergency services, non-governmental organizations or the Ukrainian Embassy in the country where you are currently staying.
In case of a child's disappearance in the temporarily occupied territories, his or her parents or caregivers should contact:
Under cover of evacuation, occupiers deport Ukrainians to Russia. Among them, children are being prepared for adoption in the Russian Federation.
Forcible deportation is prohibited by the 1949 Geneva Convention, in particular by Articles 4, 49 and 147 thereof.
Changes in emotional state
Sexualization of behaviour
The presence of any of the following symptoms may not be a direct indicator of sexual abuse. These signs may indicate the necessity for further monitoring to reject or confirm sexual abuse of a child.
Any form of child abuse is a psychological trauma that affects all areas of the child's functioning (physiological, intellectual, emotional, personal and interpersonal). If you learn that a child has been sexually abused, your actions should be as follows: