The Know-how centre for alternative care for children, New Bulgarian University is organizing a one-day conference CHILD-CENTERED MONITORING - BULGARIA'S RESPONSE TO QUALITY IN THE CHILDCARE SYSTEM.
The aim of the conference is to share and discuss the perspectives of various institutions and experts from Bulgaria and the EU for the quality of the process of deinstitutionalization (DI) of children - a policy in which the EC and the Bulgarian government invested considerable resources and which led to significant social change. Successfully addressing the challenges of change requires introducing the practice of analysis and impact assessment, the practice of experiential learning and developing skills for criticism and reflection on the experience. In response to these challenges over the past two years the Know-how center’s working tasks are related to development of a system of indicators and conducting quality monitoring - child-centered monitoring.
The Child-centered monitoring is an innovative idea that the Know-how center in partnership with the Social Assistance Agency has developed and tested in three areas of the country and which was used to support and evaluate the effect of DI on children and families.
The conference will be held on January 31, 2017 in the hall of the EC Representation – Sofia, 124 G. S. Rakovski Street.