Special section: Decentralisation

On this page you will find resources and information on Decentralisation of social services, including information on the ChildHub conference on the same subject.

About the Conference

18 Jul 2016
Slides and posters from the Regional Policy Forum: Impact of Decentralisation on Social Services, May 10-11 2016 in Vienna, Austria.    Posters: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Kosovo Moldova Romania... Read more
11 Jun 2016
On 10-11 May 2016 in Vienna, Austria, the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe organised a Regional Policy Forum on Decentralisation of Social Services. This event brought together over 60 participants, including policy makers, local... Read more
24 May 2016
Conference research reports were developed for the conference „Decentralisation of Social Services: Methods, Consequences,Lessons Learnt” that took place 10-11 May 2016 in Vienna, Austria, organised by ChildHub. There are nine papers... Read more
18 May 2016
On 10-11 May 2016 Child Protection Hub for South East Europe organised a Policy Forum on Impact of Decentralisation on Social Services in Vienna, Austria. The event brought together about 60 policy makers, local authorities, representatives of... Read more

Library

01 Jan 2019
We are sharing this report, prepared by the Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children, NBU at the invitation of "Hope and Homes for Children - Bulgaria" (HHC). The evaluation presented in the document was prepared by the... Read more
01 Jun 2018
Dear colleagues, we are sharing with you the UNICEF document “Ending institutionalization and strengthening family and community based care for children in Europe and beyond”. The document aims at highlighting the need for the process of... Read more
01 Apr 2018
We are presenting this report (in Bulgarian) created by the Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children, NBU, entitled "The Process of Deinstitutionalization From a First-Person Point of View". The text looks at problems and... Read more

Decentralisation

The long-term negative effect of institutionalization on children placed in institutions from an early age [Video]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Know-How Centre for the Alternative Care for Children
We are sharing this video material with interviews conducted at last month's International Conference Deinstitutionalization of Childcare: Investing in Change. In the video, Professor Nathan Fox, Professor Charles Nelson III and Dr.
[Bulgaria] International Day of People with Disabilities
Date of publication: 2019
The National Children's Network (NCN) reported that 3 December was International Day of People with Disabilities.
[Bulgaria] Bulgarian Ministry of Labor and Social Policy Calls Conclusions of Disability Rights International on Homes for Children with Disabilities Tendentious
Date of publication: 2019
The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) sent their views on the findings of the Disability Rights International report, which was presented last week, to news website Dnevnik.
[Romania] UMD professor continues decades-long research comparing foster care to orphanages
Date of publication: 2019
There is a research, called Bucharest Early Intervention Project started by Nathan Fox and his team, which compares the outcomes of children who grew up in foster homes with children who lived in orphanages.
[Bulgaria] Report Criticizes the Conditions of Bulgarian Group Homes for Children with Disabilities
Date of publication: 2019
Balkan Insight reported on Disability Rights International's (DRI) critique of the lack of significant change in the ways in which childre
Deinstitutionalization and the development of the next European funds for the period 2021-2027 (International Conference "Deinstitutionalization of Childcare: Investing in Change") [Video]
Date of publication: 2019
The Know-How Centre for Alternative Care for Children shared these 2 videos from the International Conference "Deinstitutionalization of Childcare: Investing in Change" which was held between 5th - 8th November 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
[Bulgaria] International Conference "Deinstitutionalization of Childcare: Investing in Change" Held in Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of publication: 2019
More than 250 experts from universities, institutions and non-governmental organizations from Europe, Australia, Central Asia and the US discussed childcare reform at the International Conference on ‘Deinstitutionalization of Childcare: Investing
[Bulgaria] Deinstitutionalization Reduces the Number of Abandoned Children in Bulgaria
Date of publication: 2019
The Bulgarian National Radio shared their interview with Radostina Antonova from the Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children at NBU, discussing the process of deinstitutionalization in Bulgaria, the foundation of family-type homes for ab
[Bulgaria] The deinstitutionalization process in Bulgaria expected to be completed within the next year
Date of publication: 2019
Bulgaria ON AIR shared a video interview with Evgeniya Toneva from the Center for the Alternative Care for Children at NBU.

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