Child as a Witness

The e-learning module for Child Witnesses

The e-learning module “Child- witness in the court” in the polish language has been created by the Nobody’s Children Foundation. The e-learning may be used by the children to get them familiarized with the upcoming trial.

The 7th conference on helping children-victims of crime in Poland

The 7th national conference “Helping children- victims of crime” took place in Warsaw on the 25-26 October 2010. It was organized by NCF, Ministry of Justice and the City Council of Warsaw. More than 600 professionals from Poland, especially psychologists and judges, but also prosecutors, policemen, social workers, representatives of the NGOs were participating in the conference. International guests like Elzbieta Britz and Bengt Soderstrom had their lectures on the therapy of a sexually abused child. During the conference 3 polish Friendly Interviewing Rooms were awarded with the certificates.

Victimization of children. Dimension and prevention- conference in Bulgaria

The conference organized by SAPI „Victimization of children. Dimension and  prevention” took place in Sofia, on 9-10 November 2010. The main aim of the conference was sharing experiences and good practices with other practitioners and policy- and decision-makers active in prevention of sexual violence against children. The participation of children victims of violence in legal procedures was also a very important topic.

Training for interdisciplinary teams of judges, prosecutors and psychologists in Poland

The second edition of the training "Child - witness with special needs. Practice of friendly interviewing of child witnesses” took place in September. Two-day training was addressed to interdisciplinary teams of judges, prosecutors and psychologists participating in interviewing minors and cooperating under a particular local court. The aim of the training was to enhance participants knowledge regarding child victims of crime and methods of interviewing minor witnesses, assisting child and the family in the course of intervention, as well as establishing a connection with a child who suffered from traumatic experience.