The report highlights the grave children’s rights violations occurring daily and the wholly inadequate state response to protect this group of vulnerable children. There is an absence of child protection facilities and services and a widespread lack of access to reliable, comprehensive, age and language appropriate information for families and children. Although the Nord and Pas-de-Calais department has set up systems to meet the protection needs of UACs, they are insufficient and don’t provide adequate protection for all children. A recent report states that over 290 deaths have occured at the border crossings between Belgium, France and the UK, a result of the hostile juxtaposed border arrangements between these countries. Of these deaths, approximately 39 were children. Each of these deaths was an avoidable tragedy. The provision of effective protection systems would prevent children from finding themselves in risky, and indeed life-threatening situations.