Children in Institutions

Publication on child abuse and neglect in Poland

The NCF quarterly no. 36 "Abused Child. Theory, Research and Practice" consists of statistics concerning child abuse and neglect in Poland eg. experiences of physical and emotional violence, child abandonment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children,  mortality of children and youth, child poverty. The purpose of it was to present the scale and nature of these threats on the basis of what is recorded or investigated, but also identify issues about which very little is known.


The report on situation of Romani children in institutional care in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia

This study explores the representation and human rights situation of Romani children in institutional care in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Slovakia. It follows a report issued by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) in 2007 entitled, Dis-Interest of the Child: Romani Children in the Hungarian Child Protection System, which analysed the situation of Romani children in State child protection institutions in Hungary.

Report on prohibition of corporal punishment in schools

This report reviews progress towards prohibition of corporal punishment in schools and describes the actions that need to be taken to ensure that children's rights to protection from all forms of corporal punishment and to non-violent education are enshrined in national laws.

Report on formal care and adoption of children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

United Nation Children's Fund report is about children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia who are deprived of parental care. Despite recent reforms, which have led to an increase in the number of children being placed in alternative families – for example with foster parents, guardians or adoptive parents the majority of these children are still living in institutions.