“Alternative Care and Children’s Rights in Serbia”

Project “Alternative Care and Children’s Rights in Serbia” is funded by the European Union and implemented by SOS Children’s Villages Serbia and SOS Children’s Villages Croatia.

The project is extension of the exiting project implemented by SOS Children’s Villages International, the Council of Europe, Eurochild, and national partners in 8 EU countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Hungary and Romania in period 2015-2016, and will use all knowledge, know how and lessons learned in this period.

“Alternative Care and Children’s Rights in Serbia” seeks to contribute to the capacity building of a range of Care Professionals working with children in alternative care towards improved practice of child rights for children in alternative care.

The project is focused on mainstreaming the participation of children and young people in care in making the decisions important for their personal development.

Ovaj projekat finansira Evropska unija

Main objectives of the Project are:

-To build the capacity of care professionals and professionals from the social protection system to adopt a child rights approach to their practice.
-To engage with key national stakeholders and raise awareness on the need to sustain such trainings in the long run.

During two years of the project lifetime 200 care professionals and professionals from the social protection system will be trained to adopt a child rights approach to their practice. Participants will also get guidelines “Securing Children’s Rights” and “Discover Your Rights” that are developed by SOS Children’s Villages International and the Council of Europe.

Important part of this project is advocacy for improvement of alternative care system in Serbia. The National Steering Group, that consists of key stakeholders on the national level (social ministries, local social authorities, child care experts, young people, etc.) will develop a number of recommendations, together with a roadmap, for the sustainability of the trainings. Young people from alternative care will also be part of National Steering Group.

 

The content of this article does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the article lies entirely with the SOS Children’s Villages Serbia.

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NEWS ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Opening ceremony of the project “Alternative Care and Children’s Rights in Serbia”