Albufeira continues to be part of the group of five municipalities with the highest number of temporary protections granted, right after Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra and Porto, announced the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF).
Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, the SEF has granted 33.106 temporary protections to Ukrainian citizens and foreign nationals residing in that country. Of these, 22.208 are women and 10.898 are men.
As for certificates of residence permit under the temporary protection regime, containing user health, social security and tax identification numbers attributed by the respective entities, the SEF has already issued 24.764.
During the process of allocating these numbers, citizens can consult the numbers that, in the meantime, are being allocated, in their reserved area of the digital platform. https://sefforukraine.sef.pt.
In relation to minors, who represent about a third (11.410 of the total of 33.106) of the temporary protections granted, as follows from Portuguese legislation, there are two categories: accompanied and unaccompanied.
Thus, in terms of registration/protection of minors, the SEF proceeds as follows:
· In the case of the child accompanied by a parent or proven legal representative, there is no request for intervention from any other entity;
· In the case of an unaccompanied child, in the presence of a person other than their parent or proven legal representative, but without current or imminent danger, there is a communication to the Public Ministry (MP) of the geographical area of residence declared to the SEF, for appointment of a legal representative and eventual promotion of a process for the protection of the minor;
· In the case of an unaccompanied child, in the presence of a person other than the parent or legal representative, but in actual or imminent danger to life or serious impairment of the physical or psychological integrity of the child or young person, the Commission for the Protection of Children and Youth (CPCJ) in the area of competence, to adopt urgent procedures and provide adequate assistance;
· In the case of an unaccompanied minor and left to himself, this child is considered to be in current or imminent danger and the CPCJ in the area of competence is immediately contacted to adopt urgent procedures and provide appropriate assistance.
Since the beginning of the conflict, the SEF has already informed the MP 526 minors who have presented themselves in the presence of someone other than their parent or proven legal representative, without current or imminent danger; and to CPCJ 15 minors unaccompanied and/or in the presence of a person other than their parent or proven legal representative, in actual or imminent danger.