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B-H Social Work Conference: 'Novelties and Challenges in the Social, Family and Child Welfare System’
29 Oct 2019
Professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina who attended the B-H Social Work Conference on 17 October, in Banja Luka, agree on the necessity of improving the position and status of professional social workers, and of promoting the value of social work...
10 Oct 2019
What should a children’s social worker do with vulnerable kids far from their home country? How is it possible (if it is) to handle a teenager with totally different cultural background, who is perhaps not able to express himself fully in English?...
08 Oct 2019
Like all socialist countries in the former Soviet bloc, Bulgaria developed a state-based child care system in the second half of the 20th century. This system was based on the socialist ideology which allowed the state to control families and “shape...
07 Oct 2019
Nowadays we hear more and more about domestic violence, and this is necessary because many victims are afraid or unable to seek help because of their young age. On the International Non-Violence Day (2nd of October) a new app was launched in Hungary...
03 Oct 2019
The recent MIRRA (Memory – Identity – Rights in records – Access) study reveals that children and young people’s voices are mainly missing from their records, effective record-keeping by local authorities are not valued and people received often...
02 Sep 2019
The Riigikogu (the unicameral parliament of Estonia) and the Office of the Chancellor of Justice looked at Estonian children's welfare in a recent seminar called "Child Well-being Indicators: Current Situation in and Possibilities for Describing the...
18 Jul 2019
In 2015, Barnevernet, a Norwegian family and child welfare services authority, removed five children from their parents due to physical abuse. Later it was reported that Norwegian authorities disapproved of the practices used for the upbringing of...
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...
13 Jun 2019
Montenegro is dedicated to ending violence against children and implementation of a multidisciplinary approach to prevent and end violence as well as preventing re-victimization of children victims and/or witnesses of violence. Within the Global...
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...

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