The Albanian Parliament has approved the new Law on the Rights and Protection of Children on February 23d. This law creates opportunities for a complete and more consolidated legal framework which will serve better to the system for the protection of children.
The law is based on the previous one "on the rights of children" functional since 2010, but it brings much more improvements. According to this it, reporting violence will be a legal obligation for all professionals dealing with child welfare system. Also there are foreseen sanctions for parents who endanger their children by foreseeing also taking away the parental rights. While a new feature of the law is the profile and capacity of the proffessional workers dealing with children in difficult situations.