Pediatric medico-legal units: the experience of La Voix de l’Enfant in France

Pediatric medico-legal units: the experience of La Voix de l’Enfant in France

The enclosed materials present the practice of child friendly interviewing in France in the so called Pediatric medico-legal units (Unités d’Accueil Médico-Judiciaire Pédiatriques). The specialised facilities where children are received, prepared and interviewed are placed in the hospitals, which enables the immediate provision of integrated support for the child and his family. The presentations are prepared by the French association of federations “La Voix de l’Enfant” (The Voice of the Child), which since 1998 supported the development and operation of fifty units, including two in Romania and one in Russia.