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12 Aug 2019
This story is about a five-year-old boy, ‘Peter’, who was removed from his family due to neglect and domestic violence and placed in a foster home. Peter had been assessed as mildly intellectually disabled, but thanks to the committed work of his...
12 Aug 2019
The VICE article on children trapped in Spanish enclaves paints a powerful picture of the experience of one of the most vulnerable groups: unaccompanied refugee and migrant children.   Spain has seen many cases of migrant children coming recently....
11 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied children in the RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors on 17 June, 2019. During its first week, 39 unaccompanied children were accommodated...
11 Aug 2019
START ACADEMY SOFIA is a non-governmental organization aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of disadvantaged students and young people from marginalized groups, especially those who have  or are at risk of dropping out of school....
09 Aug 2019
The Department of Health and Social Work in Bulgaria have announced a new admission for the Master's Program in Psychosocial Interventions with Children and Families. The program aims to train future professionals and enhance the skills of current...
09 Aug 2019
Terre des hommes Moldova provided training on child protection systems and safeguarding policy in sports during a seminar for teachers, leaders, and coaches under the ‘Open Fun Football Schools’ (OFFS) project and ‘Sport - School – Police’ (SSP)...
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...
A field consultation for guardians from EU Member States organised in March 2018.
07 Aug 2019
The project partners in ProGuard, a project co-funded by the REC Programme of the European Commission, have been working together to strengthen effective guardianship for unaccompanied children across Europe since October 2017. One of the goals of...
05 Aug 2019
When the woman offered Njida, a 19-year-old Nigerian girl, a safe place to stay, she was grateful. After being abandoned by her parents and witnessing the murder of the woman who raised her, Njida was homeless and in constant fear that her carer’s...
03 Aug 2019
The Kecskemet SOS Children's Villages recently held an open house to recruit foster parents for children living in state care, reported the Bacsk-Kiskun online portal. ‘There are around 24,000 children in Hungary in state care. There are 5,600...

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