Accattonaggio: le nuove norme sulla decadenza della potestà. La violazione dei diritti dei bambini - This commentary examines the recent decree n. 733, 2008 which regulates the phenomenon of begging children. The act was part of the security policy recently promoted by the Government to fight against illegal immigration and organized crime. Not only does the commentary illustrates the key points of this legal act, but it also puts forward its critical points and weaknesses, such as the underestimation of International conventions (Conventions on the Rights of the Child, 1989; Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, 197/2005, United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 2000). Keywords: begging; youth; legislation; parental custody.