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The appropriate competent authorities shall regularly assess the performance of the appointed guardian. To this end the competent authorities shall appoint entities or persons responsible for the assessment of the performance of the guardian's tasks and for supervising and monitoring that guardians perform their tasks in a satisfactory manner. Those entities or persons shall review complaints lodged by unaccompanied minors against their guardian. Unaccompanied minors shall be given information, in a child-friendly manner and in a language they can reasonably be expected to understand, about who those entities or persons are and how to report complaints against their guardians in confidence and safety. 3. While taking into account the best interest of the child, uUnaccompanied minors shall be placed in one of the following ways: 64 a) with an adult relative; b) with a foster family; c) in centres specialised in accommodation for minors; d) in other accommodation suitable for minors. The views of the minor shall be taken into account in accordance with his or her age and degree of maturity. 4. As far as possible, siblings shall be kept together, taking into account the best interests of the minor concerned and, in particular, his or her age and degree of maturity. Changes of residence of unaccompanied minors shall be limited to a minimum. 64 DE: clarify whether the list is in order of priority. COM: the list is current acquis, not necessarily in order of priority (tbc). 5939/17 AB, ZH, PC/pf 42 ANNEX DGD1B LIMITE EN

5. If an unaccompanied minor is granted international protection and the tracing of his or her family members has not already started, competent authorities shall start tracing them as soon as possible after the granting of international protection, whilst protecting the provided that it is in the minor’s best interests. If tracing has already started, it shall be continued where appropriate. In cases where there may be a threat to the life or integrity of the minor or his or her close relatives, particularly if they have remained in the country of origin, care must be taken to ensure that the collection, processing and circulation of information concerning those persons is undertaken on a confidential basis. 65 6. The persons and organisations working with unaccompanied minors shall receive continuous appropriate training concerning the rights and needs of minors and child safeguarding standards will be respected as referred to in Art 22 of Regulation EU No xxx/xxx[Procedures regulation]. 65 IT + ES: the words “whilst protecting the minor's best interests” should be replaced by “provided that it is in the minor's best interest”. This latter drafting is more clearly linked to the previous BID (best interest determination) which should underpin the family tracing process. COM: the best interest of the minor is already foreseen in the acquis; to reflect whether to specify further. 5939/17 AB, ZH, PC/pf 43 ANNEX DGD1B LIMITE EN