|Operational standards and indicators on reception conditions|
34. Ensure a mechanism is in place to identify and assess special reception needs.
|34.1. A standardised mechanism to identify and assess special reception needs of any applicant is in place.|
|34.2. The mechanism clearly prescribes who is responsible for identification and assessment of special reception needs.|
|34.3. The mechanism clearly prescribes how identification and assessment are recorded and communicated to the applicant and to relevant actors.|
|35. Ensure the mechanism for identification and assessment of special reception needs is effectively applied.|
35.1. Sufficient resources are allocated to identify, assess and monitor special needs.
|35.2. The initial identification and assessment of special needs is conducted as soon as possible.|
|35.3. Special needs that become apparent at a later stage are adequately identified and assessed.|
|35.4. Where relevant, specialised actors are involved in the assessment of special needs.|
|35.5. Communication channels and cooperation between the reception authority and the determining authority are established and used.|
|35.6. The identification and assessment of special reception needs takes place without prejudice to the examination of the applicants’ need for international protection.|
|36. Ensure that identified special reception needs are addressed in a timely manner.||36.1. Adequate and prompt action is taken to respond to the identified and assessed special needs.|
|36.2. In case special needs have been identified, there is a mechanism in place to ensure their regular monitoring.|