Terre des hommes Mission in Albania in 2014 has undertaken the study" A Shared Vision for Systemic Child Protection: Advocating, Developing, Evidencing, and Partnering to Build a Child Protection System" in collaboration with CELCIS (Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland). The report follows a serous Institutional Learning Process which aimed to reflect, identify and document the knowledge and lessons learned across the various programmes Tdh has contributed in its 14 years of involvement in Albania.
It looks at the role Tdh has played in the emergence of a State Child Protection System (CPS) in the country.
The long-term focus for Tdh has been on protecting children, and successive teams have sought to ground their work in the experiences of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Working closely with front-line professionals involved in providing care and protection to these children has been fundamental. While contributing to the development of the CPS, Tdh has also been careful to take account of the large, culturally distinct minority groups that exist in Albania. This includes the Roma and ‘Egyptian’ communities who are for the most part socially excluded and extremely impoverished.
The report is composed of 6 sections: Section 1: Background - working towards a shared vision for child protection in Albania; Section 2: Methodology for the Institutional Learning Process; Section 3: Chronology of Tdh's work in Albania; Section 4: From Anti-trafficking to Developing a Child Protection System in Albania; Section 5: Systemic Practice 'Principles' Derived from the TACT Projects and CPSN; Section 6: A window Into the Future?