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15 Oct 2019
Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph.D., Director of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center, has been working with abused and neglected children for over thirty years. In this column, she tells us how children who experience sexual abuse feel and...
10 Oct 2019
In the last two weeks, the Members of the European Parliament had the occasion to grill the new team of Commissioners-designate in a series of hearings aimed at evaluating whether they are fit for the job. Albeit the confusing and sometimes...
09 Oct 2019
As a first country in the UK Scotland has made it a crime for parents to smack their children. The new regulation will grant the children the same protection from assault as adults. Smacking in England is illegal, excluding cases where it is used as...
08 Oct 2019
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has prepared a submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on children’s right to a healthy environment, in advance of its 2020 annual meeting on this topic. The impact of environmental...
05 Oct 2019
State Secretary for Social Affairs at the Ministry of Human Resources in Hungary, Attila Fülöp said that there were 23,000 children in the child protection system in Hungary. 15,000-16,000 live in foster care and 8,000 in care homes. The government'...
03 Oct 2019
The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry is seeking ways to improve living conditions for thousands of refugee children staying in Greece without a parent or guardian as they wait to either be granted asylum or reunited with family in other parts of...
23 Sep 2019
Data from the Parents Association show that in 2018, over 6,000 people contacted the online safety hotline in Bulgaria, mostly concerning child sexual abuse. As a result, and in order to improve online communication, they launched the ‘You are the ...
23 Sep 2019
Romania is set to implement a national IT system for child adoptions, the country's government announced on 17 September. The project, which costs around 9.7 million euros, is part of Romania's 2020 National Digital Agenda Strategy. It aims to...
17 Sep 2019
Director of the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD delivered a lecture on Friday, September 13, 2019 in Sarajevo, "Child Neglect: Developmental and Practical Implications for Professionals." The lecture, in...
17 Sep 2019
Very often when fatal consequences occur in children served by child protection agencies and services, the question arises as to whether they can do something to prevent it, some critics argue that they could seriously risk the lives of children....

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