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29 Aug 2019
In 2015, the government of Finland changed the Act on Early Childhood Education and Care, enabling municipalities to restrict the individual entitlement to early childhood education and care to 20 hours per week. This was a cost saving mechanism...
29 Aug 2019
The “Report Card 2019: What is the average government score for childcare?“ was presented on April 23 in Sofia and in seven other cities in the country and it reviews basic policies aimed at the well-being of children in Bulgaria. The authors are...
20 Aug 2019
Can we apply restorative justice to online content moderation? Lindsay Blackwell, a Ph.D. student and researcher at Facebook, ran an experiment to test the online application of restorative moderation practices to heal the toxicity of the internet....
22 Jun 2019
Chief Prosecutor Bogdan Licu ordered an investigation into the case of child removal in Baia de Arama in the county of Mehedinti, which shows that a Craiova prosecutor, accompanied by masked law enforcement officers, pullan 8-year-old girl out to...
11 Jun 2019
Healthy families are more important than economic growth judged purely on spreadsheet figures, the Hungarian government told Breitbart London as it launched a new budget to support children and halt demographic decline. The government of Prime...
30 May 2019
 "The Safer Schools” is a new application launched in more than 13,000 schools in the UK with the aim to educate, empower, protect children from online risks and give parents, teachers, and children the tools to identify, prevent and reduce the...
29 May 2019
On 29 May, a conference was held in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the ‘Support to Transformation of Care Institutions’, a €1 million, EU-funded programme. The conference presented the programme’s findings and recommendations, with a special focus on...
03 May 2019
Milan Šveřepa, the co-chair of the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, wrote an interesting blog on the deinstitutionalisation process and people with intellectual disabilities. These issues were...
28 Apr 2019
A campaign by charities in the UK has emphasized the importance of a coordinated response for vulnerable young people aged 16–17. Support for children in need stops at 18, but very few vulnerable teenagers are referred to adult services. According...
25 Mar 2019
The West Africa Network for the Protection of Children (WAN), in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has started a process of stakeholder deliberations aim at adopting and promoting the new West Africa Signage of...

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