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26 Mar 2020
Emergency guidance in helping social workers to manage Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) cases during the COVID-19 crisis is to be produced by the government, with the aim to help practitioners to deal with the DoLS cases during this time of ...
05 Mar 2020
Violence among children, but also towards them, in schools from the Republic of Moldova is a worrying and alarming phenomenon, Moldova being a country with one of the highest rates of violence among children in the region. The school, as the space...
16 Jan 2020
Greece's first integrated online platform for adoption and fostering will be implemented by the end of January. It will help reduce and significantly simplify the adoption process, according to the country's Deputy Minister for Social Solidarity,...
10 Jan 2020
Ireland’s Minister of Communications has announced a new bill which would establish an Online Safety Commissioner. The main purpose of the Commissioner is to protect children from toxic behaviours (cyber bullying, which has lead to child suicide) ...
20 Dec 2019
Forty-nine Bulgarian organizations supported the Standpoint on the Bill to repeal the Social Services Act, 954-01-76 of 06.11.2019, and the Bill to Amend and Supplement the Social Services Act (the document is in Bulgarian). The Know-How Centre for...
27 Nov 2019
The far-right League introduced in the Regional Council of Piedmont a new bill titled Rules on the Regulation of Nomadism and Combatting Abusiveness. The bill was approved on the 8th of November by the Regional Council. According to Associazione per...
25 Nov 2019
Since 2013, Hungary has had strict punishments in place for domestic violence; in more severe cases, abusers can receive up to five years in prison. In the past, Hungary has seen some dreadfully sad incidents, including in the town of Szeged, where...
07 Nov 2019
Sarah’s father is Spanish and her mother is Hungarian. They live in Spain, where Sarah was born. Sarah has always felt special because, from a very young age, she could speak two languages fluently. Unfortunately, Sarah’s parents divorced last year...
24 Oct 2019
We live in a digitally connected environment and in many cases we use social media platforms for our professional tasks as well. There are many regulations, such as GDPR in the EU, protecting our privacy. However, it is often hard to decide whether...
16 Oct 2019
The streets in Warsaw, Poland were crowded with people protesting against a new bill that the government is planning to pass. The  bill, known as 'Stop Pedophilia', was proposed by the right-wing government, who is demanding sex education be removed...

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