It does not matter if they are Spanish or foreign children
Minors in foster care or residential care are boys and girls who need special protection because they are in a situation of helplessness or because there are other circumstances in their family of origin that force the Administration to temporarily withdraw the custody of their parents (or definitive, as with adoption). "The protection system in Spain is unique: there is not one for nationals and another for foreigners," explains Almudena Escorial, Head of Political Advocacy at the Children's Platform. "Both the Spanish Law on the legal protection of minors and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is law in Spain, obliges the Spanish State to protect foreign children exactly the same as Spanish children. both moral and legal obligation ", he emphasizes.