“My dear mommy, my dear daddy, take care of yourselves, I miss you a lot, and I’m really sorry you are not next to me and that I haven’t seen you in a long time. I don’t want presents, I just want you to be healthy and happy... Read more
On the occasion of the World Day of Social Work, Social Work Department in University of Prishtina today organizes the "Program to mark the World Day of Social Work in 2017 in Kosovo."
The program will include press conference, panel... Read more
ChildHub is happy to announce that its course "Practicing Supervision in Child Protecion and Care Agencies" is now available in English. The course was developed in partnership with CELCIS at the University of Strathclyde, and is based on... Read more
This statement was signed by 233 organisations.
As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we have a momentous opportunity to take stock of how far Europe has come – and how far we still have to go in order to offer a... Read more
ChildHub provides online content that is of the highest standard. It brings me great joy to have the vast online library ready to access at my fingertips. I believe the multilingualism of the Child Hub content makes it easier for teachers and experts to search for helpful resources in whatever language they feel most comfortable with, and further encourages their participation in the area of child protection.
Often, professionals who provide direct services to children, see a gap between theory and practice: ‘How can we apply the attachment theory to the particular case of a 12-year-old boy with challenging behaviour?’ Without having the ambition to redesign university programmes, childhub.org connects theory, research and practice by offering self-study materials in plain language. The broad scope of resources which vary in length, format and topic cover psychological, social, legal and medical issues related to child protection services.
Kalina Yordanova, PhD
The Child Hub works! This was my impression when I first used it to consult with colleagues from the region involved in the same research project on issues of human capacities in child protection services. It feels like the hub was designed with me, my colleagues and our needs in mind. What we all can contribute to it, will add high value and will be extremely beneficial to the work of everyone.
"Experts who work in child protection area need a place where they could read professional literature, find good practices of working with children, get inspired to work responsibly and creatively. But, ChildHub is not just a place for that! ChildHub is the place where experts can also meet, exchange expertise, help and motivate each other. This is a true treasure for all the experts in child protection area."
"Doing child protection work is not easy, in fact it is challenging and often not well paid! The Child Hub cannot make child protection work easy (or well paid!) but it can provide resources that will be useful to professionals involved in this demanding work. It is also be a 'place' where professionals can meet others involved in the same work - from their own and neighbouring countries - and share experiences, ideas and aspirations."
Ian Milligan, PhD
"The Child Protection Hub is an open space for everyone working towards the full realization of children's rights. It is a smart combination of virtual and real life learning and exchange. Here, Child Protection professionals can interact among themselves and with international experts, access various practical and theoretical materials. The contribution of every professional is important for the development of our hub. "
This ChildHub infographic presents the main risks and challenges refugee women and girls face, such as lack of facilities and shelter segregated by sex, insufficient access to dignity kits and healthcare, lack of gender-sensitive access to information and asylum, and other.
This ChildHub infographic looks at demographics of the refugee population arriving in Europe with a special focus on women and girls. It also summarises the key problematic areas that make refugee women's and girls' experience even tougher due to the gender perceptions.
The UN Women Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) is seeking a EVAW Technical Coordinator, who will be responsible for the implementation of the UN Women programme "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds" under the overall supervision of the Resident Representative and the Programme Specialist, based in Sarajevo, and in close collaboration with the Regional Programme Manager and the BiH EVAW Manager. The Technical Coordinator will liaise with government officials, civil society organizations, donors, and other UN Agencies for ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation.
Children living in residential institutions face increased risks of all forms of violence and risks are particularly high for children with disabilities living in residential care. Approximately 1,400 children are living without adequate parental care in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Of these, around 400 live in foster care, mostly with their extended families, and the rest live in institutional care, like orphanages. Over 70% of all institutionalized children in Bosnia and Herzegovina are children with disabilities.
Coinciding with the informal Justice and Home Affairs Council, Missing Children Europe joined hands with the Maltese President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society to bring together key stakeholders concerned with the protection of migrant children’s rights across Europe between the 26-27 January.
Children have the right to influence decisions that affect them yet, for those with disabilities, their voices are not given the opportunity to be heard. This is mostly due to prejudice and stigma surrounding disability as well as low expectations that children with disabilities can contribute to making decisions affecting their lives. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) suggests that governments and organizations provide means for children with disabilities to aid in developing and implementing policies and programmes that will influence them (UNICEF 2013).
On the 31st of January a conference was held on " Child-centered monitoring - the Bulgaria's answer to the question of the quality in the children care " organized by the Know-How Centre for alternative care for children, NBU in partnership with the representation of the EC and the National Association of Municipalities.
The National Network for Children of Bulgaria warns about the systematic violation of the refugee children's rights especially of those who are unaccompanied. It gives as an example the last case involving two Afghani children deprived of parental care aged 16 and 17 years who were moved from the refugee center to Sofia without preliminary information and training by local authorities. Institutions do not take the necessary measures and shift responsibility for the care of those children on municipalities.