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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....
29 Jun 2019
The Völgyzugoly Foundation for differently-abled children has been operating since 2016 in Budapest’s 17th district. This year it received a Goodwill Award as a volunteer community doing social work. The foundation was created by parents who have...
18 Jun 2018
In Bacau, in the communes Negri, Racova, Scorteni, Sărata, Bogdăneşti and Pîrjol, the children built their models for their future playgrounds. The workshops were facilitated by 3 architects from Bucharest, with expertise in the development of rural...
24 May 2018
“Our idea is to help young people who are leaving the alternative care system, shelters, foster homes, or foster families, to become more independent. We think this is a more effective way, because we have gone through similar experiences ourselves...
16 Apr 2018
After the qualitative study on street situations children (CSS) in Moldova, carried out in autumn 2017, Tdh Moldova continues its work in this area, inviting Professor Daniel Stoecklin, child protection expert from Switzerland, to hold a special...
20 Mar 2018
In the campaign "I'm not a problem, I have a problem", a gathering took place at a Café bar "16" in Belgrade. The whole event was organized by the Center for Social Prevention Activities "Grig" with the aim of drawing attention of the public to the...
Latest developments in deinstitutionalisation across Europe
01 Dec 2016
December 2016 marks the official start of Phase II of the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children, a pan-European campaign to support national efforts to develop child protection systems that strengthen families and ensure high-quality family and...
27 Sep 2016
The Child Protection Index (CPI), a new tool created jointly by World Vision and ChildPact, will be launched in Brussels on 28 September. It has been developed across 9 countries, including 2 EU Member States, with these key lessons in mind. The CPI...
25 May 2016
The New York Times reports that one the most important factors for improving opportunities for success of children from disadvantaged or foster care families is to provide support and coaching to parents and adults surrounding them.   The article...
16 Apr 2015
'MediaFax' has written a news article on at-home child-rearing. Among poor families, and often in the countryside, children are not brought up according to modern standards (i.e. doctor appointments, modern medication/antibiotics). UNICEF states...

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