Introduction. In Italy, minor migrants represent 21.8% of the non-EU citizens. The care
of minor migrants might be challenging as this population is characterized by higher
vulnerability and special needs. The study aim was to describe the perceptions on the
provision of care, the bio-psycho-social needs of migrant children and the professional
Methods. The study is qualitative descriptive. In May 2019 three focus group, involving
health and social professionals, cultural mediators and NGOs operators, were organized.
Results. The study explored different areas of the provision of care to minor migrants including
bio-psycho-social needs, care provision, barriers to care and professionals’ training
Discussion and conclusions. The provision of care should consider the specific migration
journey and narrative. In some cases healthcare is fragmented, generating obstacles
to access especially in minors with lower levels of health literacy. Training plays a key role
in the development of cultural competence.