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13 Jul 2019
The National Network for Children announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) has announced the passage of significant changes in child protection legislation. The Ministry notes that these changes do not introduce new...
22 Jun 2019
In Hungary, the law prohibits children being taken away from the family because of their poverty, but one-third of the children in care are separated from their families due to this reason. In Nógrád County, this percentage is 38 percent and the...
02 May 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria shared an interesting interview with Cedar Foundation's Executive Director Alexandrina Dimitrova, which looks at the history behind the foundation's creation, the organization's success, the organization's...
10 Apr 2019
The Bulgarian Ombudsman, Maya Manolova, awarded an honorary plaque to the Know-How Centre for Alternative Care for Children, NBU, for 30 years of social work education during the International Social Work Day on 20 March 2019. The same event...
04 Apr 2019
Following the publication of the 2019 Country Reports, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) prepared reflections on their content to provide expert support to the European Commission in the...
15 Mar 2019
Jana Hainsworth, Eurochild’s Secretary General shared lessons from the Opening Doors campaign on how the implementation of European policies and funding has supported reforms in child protection. Through a video, she addressed the Conference on the...
26 Feb 2019
An Alpha Research study conducted in ten municipalities with institutions for children highlighted the worrying Bulgarian bias against children from social institutions. According to the results, only 21% of those surveyed would invite a child from...
04 Feb 2019
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Know-How Centre for Alternative Care for Children with experience in direct field work and in research of the process of deinstitutionalization of child care - Borislava Mecheva, Valentina Bizheva,...
25 Jan 2019
On 23rd January 2019 Hope and Homes for Children - Branch Bulgaria held a conference on "Deinstitutionalization in the conditions of political turbulence, poverty and limited human resources". The event was held in the press center of the Ministry...
10 Jan 2019
On 14th December 2018, the Childhood 2025 Coalition held its Christmas meeting where organizations discussed in an informal and festive environment the achievements in the implementation of the policy of deinstitutionalization of children in...

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