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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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23 Sep 2019
Data from the Parents Association show that in 2018, over 6,000 people contacted the online safety hotline in Bulgaria, mostly concerning child sexual abuse. As a result, and in order to improve online communication, they launched the ‘You are the ...
07 Aug 2019
The Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children led a working conference on ‘Interinstitutional Cooperation in Implementing an Integrated Tool for Assessing the Needs of a Child at Risk of Dropping out of School’ in July. The conference...
13 Jul 2019
The National Network for Children announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) has announced the passage of significant changes in child protection legislation. The Ministry notes that these changes do not introduce new...
09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children are trained to protect...
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 ...
03 Jun 2019
The Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children (NBU), and the Reflective Learning Bulgaria Association have created a training tool for the ‘Firefly’ project, developed by SOS Children's Villages Bulgaria in partnership with SOS Children'...
28 May 2019
A new pilot programme ‘Reducing Sexism and Violence Program – Middle School Program’ was implemented as part of a recent study conducted in the United States, with the aim to explore if boys’ attitude towards violence against women they are in a...
18 May 2019
The National Network for Children, Bulgaria, announced two new services for children at risk officially opened in the city of Kazanlak: the Emergency Center for Accommodating Children at Risk, and the Blue Room in the Center for Public Support. The...
01 May 2019
The International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch are contributing their expertise on the topic of safeguards for the protection of the rights of children born from surrogacy arrangements, to a submission for the next thematic report...

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