The team of the Know How Center for the Alternative Care for Children at the New Bulgarian University invites you to participate in the discussion on the case study "Multidisciplinary work and opportunities for information exchange between institutions in the process of assessing the needs and work on child at risk cases - ethics and legal norms". The event will take place from 16:00 to 18:00 on 13.06.2019 in Victoria Hall of the City Library in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Know How Center for the Alternative Care for Children at the New Bulgarian University, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science, developed an Integrated Assessment Tool for the needs of a child at risk. The main objective of the integrated assessment is to provide a holistic approach and mobilize the resources of the social, educational and health systems for a timely and coordinated intervention in cases of various difficulties and risks for the child which have been noticed as early as possible. The tool was tested practically by the teams of 10 schools and departments for child protection from the Pernik region and the Sofia area, who were working on the implementation of the "Mechanism for joint work of the institutions on enrollment and inclusion in the educational system of children and students in obligatory preschool and school age", adopted by Decree 100 of the Council of Ministers from 8th June 2018.
The multidisciplinary composition of the team members and casework have shown that applying the tool makes team interaction both possible and necessary, unites the knowledge and assessment of the child in one place, and structures the work of the professionals. However, the feedback we received in writing from the teams that carried out the test shows that there is a refusal by a large number of CPDs to provide information gathered by them for the assessment under confidentiality and concerns regarding incorrect use of the information on the side of the school teams.
If you have additional questions about the event, you can contact Elitsa Lingorska from the KHC on tel: 0877369483.