Children in Institutions

Trainings at the Boarding Schools in Latvia

On October 31st Center Against Abuse "Dardedze" finished the 3rd stage of a project "Big School of Life" which included the summer camp and the training at the 3 Boarding Schools of Latvia. The main goal was to engage youth of boarding schools in making their closest environment bullying free. The closing workshop for teachers of boarding schools was held in Riga at the end of October. This program reached 60 children from boarding schools and 34 teachers.

New project for foster care homes/orphanages in Lithuania

In September 2010 Children Support Centre started a new project for foster care homes/orphanages- „Safe children – safe home“. The purpose of the project is to empower foster care homes to implement prevention of abuse and intervene in child abuse cases. The project consists of several steps: 1) Preparation of the methodology of training for foster care home specialists and children from institutions 2) Trainings for specialists, who will become children safety trainers (3 groups, 48 specialists); 3) Trainings for all staff in every foster care home; 4 ) Safety trainings for children in every institution.

An international analysis of young people ageing out of care

SOS Children’s Villages has published the report on the situation of young people ageing out of care in Europe and Central Asia. The report consists of 13 country reviews, from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, the Russian Federation, and Uzbekistan. 

2010 Report on Child Abandonment

"2010 AiBi. Report on Child Abandonment: an Emergency – Life After Institutional Care” is the third report released from AiBi. after the first two issued in 2007 and 2008 on respectively child abandonment and the social protection systems of the out-of-family children in five E.U. countries. The report is one of the two concrete outputs (results) of the E.U. co-financed project named Life After Institutional Care which Ai.Bi. has carried out over the last two years in Italy, France, Romania, Bulgaria and Latvia to help identify effective social policies for the successful social inclusion of out-of-family youths.