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08 Oct 2019
Like all socialist countries in the former Soviet bloc, Bulgaria developed a state-based child care system in the second half of the 20th century. This system was based on the socialist ideology which allowed the state to control families and “shape...
09 Jun 2019
HOPe Restaurant, created and run by the Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion (FSCI) NGO in Sofia, Bulgiaria, is a 'restaurant with excellent food and a noble mission'.  HOPe Restaurant opened its doors in September 2016, and has since offered ...
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...
12 Jul 2018
This is the lowest grade in the last 7 years in which the National Network for Children Bulgaria has been preparing its monitoring paper. The document evaluates whether the government and administration have fulfilled their commitments to the...
23 Jan 2018
'Safeguarding Young People in Care' is inviting those working with young people in care to take part in a pilot of an online course. Many professionals working in residential care or with foster parents find it difficult to talk about and deal with...
09 Aug 2017
Back in September 2016 media was full of a news alleging that a care worker at the Budapest children's care home of TEGYESZ has sexually abused one of the children. The Ministry has immediately launched an internal investigation while the police has...
07 Jul 2017
On 13 and 14 June 2017, a forum was held in Ruse, Bulgaria, for the sharing of good practices in the care of children with disabilities and their families within the Family Placement services for children and young people with disabilities and the...
01 Jun 2017
UNICEF recently reported that at least 2.7 million children around the world reside in institutional care. Statistical figures relating to child abuse and neglect have been released, however, wide and considerable discrepancies in information...
16 Oct 2016
The Office of the Ombudsman released a statement that it ordered a follow-up inquiry in order to see what specific steps were made to really uncover abuse within the child protection system. The statement reminds that in October 2012 the Ombudsman...
01 Oct 2016
The Social and Child Protection Directorate has suspended the director of the Bicske residential institution on September 23, 2016, started an internal inquiry is underway, and a police report was filed after the child protection guardian informed...

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