The number of children detained in Poland in 2016 was 316. In the first 10 months of 2017, 236 children were detained. The average time of detention for children was 87 days.
Unaccompanied children under the age of 15 and unaccompanied children seeking asylum between the ages of 15 to 18 are not detained in Poland.
Children with their family or guardians are subject to detention, regardless of age. Unaccompanied children between the ages of 15 and 18 are subject to detention, unless they are seeking asylum.
Poland is well placed to undergo a change in processing policy that would ensure compliance with human rights normative standards as child detention numbers have declined in 2016 and 2017.