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Due to the pandemic, social workers have been forced to carry out their regular duties without meeting their wards in person. This has effectively eliminated the social aspect of their work.
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Paris is about to make the city greener and more people and child-friendly with removing half of its 140,000 on-street car parking spaces.
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Every year, about 200 young people leave family-type accommodation centers and specialized institutions where most have spent their entire childhood. Unfortunately, they are usually unprepared for life beyond alternative care.
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New figure from the children's commissioner reported that one in eight chidlren in care spent time in unregulated accomodations such as hostels, caravans and tents.  These kids are mostly at the age of 16 or 17, but in 2018/9 more than 600 children were under 16.
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Two former residents of the Kalocsa children’s home decided to report their stories of torture and abuse suffered while they lived there. Two supervisors of the home also commented anonymously on the atrocities taking place within the walls of the institution.
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Whilst governments have focused on addressing the health and economic aspects of the crisis, the social care sector is being left behind, with drastic consequences on service availability.
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The risk of Covid-19 infection is much higher for care home residents who live in environments where physical proximity and everyday contact with their peers and service personnel is a given.
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Future in the Future Tense is a short film made within the "FID: To fulfil the (im)possible dreams" project, with the financial support of the European Union's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).
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The very first measurement have done by the governments during COVID-19 outbreak is to shift from on-site education to online and sending the pupils home as soon as possible, however not every education sector can shift to it that easily.
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In Hungary, five thousand children are placed in state care every year. In the SOS Children’s Villages campaign, young adults who have grown up in the system are sending messages to children living in children’s homes.
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A movie about young people who came out, or, are in the process of preparing to leave the residential care.
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Hundreds of people signed an online campaign and letter to highlight the most harmful aspects of today’s public care system in the UK:
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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:
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The Know-How Centre for the Alternative Care for Children, New Bulgarian University, shared a webinar organized under the 'Fulfilling (Im)Possible Dreams' project and the Child Protection Network, which was held in November, 2019.
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The reform of the child protection system has achieved significant progress in Romania over the past decades.
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We are sharing this interview in Bulgarian with Georgi Dimitrov, author of "Да докоснеш мечтата" (Touching the Dream) and founder of the dance group "Петлите" (The Roosters), which discusses the effect of institution
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Anyone can see the exhibition of the 12 – 21 years old young people’s artwork, who are living in a residential home, in the Government Office of Csongrád County. They made their works with the help of educators, psychologists and child protection professionals.
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Bulgarian government accepted amendments to the Foreigners Act and the Child Protection Act to ease the application for residence for people from non-EU countries with Bulgarian origin.
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A declaration on ‘Protecting children in out-of-home care from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse’ has been adopted in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 18 October by the 
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Nova Television (Bulgaria) told the story of Vesko, who spent four years in a special-needs school without any mental disabilitiy and yet has escaped the trap of marginalization. You can see Vesko's full story in the shared video clip in Bulgarian.
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Milan Šveřepa, the co-chair of the European Expert Group
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Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia and the Citizens' Association FemPlatz are inviting you to a two-day training on preventing violence against women with disabilities in residential institutions, which will be implemented on February 4th and 5th 2019 in Belgra
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'Safeguarding Young People in Care' is inviting those working with young people in care to take part in a pilot of an online course.
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Each year CCF / HHC Moldova together with the owner, Valentina Nafornita (Patron CCF/HHC Moldova), celebrates human generosity and togetherness through a social event called the Generosity Gala.
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Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection in Kosovo - KOMF, representing twenty two non-governmental organizations, in the framework of the advocacy in defense of children's rights, addressed to the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare and municipalities Kosovo being alerted to the risk of closure
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Cold temperatures that are reigning in the country are threatening the lives of people living in poor social conditions in the capital.
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IB times reports on the closure of Romania’s last communist-era orpahnages. Under Ceausescu's “pro-natalist” policies, 100,000 children had been abandoned to overcrowded and ill-equipped institutions.
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Coram Children's Legal Centre (CCLC) invites professionals and practitioners who work with children in justice, residential care or detention settings to take part in a free, three-day practical skills-based training course on topics relating to children’s rights, child development and, in partic
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In the past few years we have witnessed a process of de-institutionalization, which is carried out in order to ensure better treatment of children in institutions, as well as better working conditions for employees.
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The de-institutionalization process means major reforms in child protection that consists of the transformation of the existing residential institutions for children into community based services.
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'Híradó' reports that according to numbers of the Hungarian Statistical Office, only 10% of children between 0-5 are able to access day-care. While there are 5397 children with disabilities in this age group according to the 2011 census, there are only 450-650 places in day care facilities.
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DW reports that German actor Til Schweiger has announced plans to convert a former barracks into a refugee home in Osterode am Harz in Lower Saxony.
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ITV News discusses a confidential West Midlands police report, which revealed that 17 children's homes in Birmingham were at risk for targetting by predators for sexual exploitation.
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'Suceava Monitor' reports: Over 50 children with parents working abroad and almost one hundred children with disabilities receive free, at home, counseling, speech therapy and physiotherapy sessions by specialists from the three mobile teams in Fălticeni, Siret and Gura Humorului (Romania) throug
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Victor Kapra’s blog talks about Sonja Kunz the coordinator of the foundation PECA, dedicated to helping abandoned children. This Foundation is a charitable organization founded in Brasov in 1994, which supports socially disadvantaged children and families.
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'The Star' reports that an international rights group said in a report Thursday that growing numbers of disabled children in Ukraine are being condemned to life in orphanages and institutions blighted by neglect and abuse. Disability Rights International said its three-year investigation found th
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Many professionals working in residential care or with foster parents can find it challenging to talk about and deal with the sensitive subject of relationships, intimacy, and sexuality. Young people growing up in care can be vulnerable to sexual abuse, and it is therefore essent