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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,...
15 Jan 2020
Hundreds of people signed an online campaign with a joint letter, which highlights the most harmful aspects of today’s public care system in UK, as: Lot's of children have been sent far from their families, friends and schools More trust in...
10 Jan 2020
Niels Peter Rygaard, Child Psychologist, who started a foundation to educate care givers shares his reflections on questions of quality and lessons learnt in the below article: The challenge of implementing the alternative care guidelines As a...
11 Dec 2019
Opening Doors brought together five major international organisations: Eurochild, Hope and Homes for Children, the International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO), the European branch of the International Federation of Educative Communities (FICE...
11 Oct 2019
According to information by the newspaper 168 óra, the Budapest Police Headquarters has already launched two investigations into the Pest County Child Protection Center and Territorial Child Protection Service (PM Tegyesz), because of procedures for...
08 Oct 2019
Few people associate the European Union with the protection of children’s rights. Most people think of it in terms of a single market and freedom of movement. But with greater economic integration comes massive social change. Unknown to many,...
06 Oct 2019
Unfortunately, not every child has the possibility to grow up in a family. These children live in children’s home or with foster parents. The Hungarian Government takes action to help foster parents, so more children can be raised in a loving family...
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 recent MIRRA (Memory – Identity – Rights in records – Access) study reveals that children and young people’s voices are mainly missing from their records, effective record-keeping by local authorities are not valued and people received often...
12 Sep 2019
FICE Croatia, Eurochild candidate member (to be endorsed at the next General Assembly), have just launched the “LeaveCare-LiveLife” project, bringing together over 40 young care leavers this week in Zagreb. They will work for five days to develop...

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