Children in Institutions

Plan International: Learn without fear

The report „Learn without fear" outlines Plan International's global campaign to end violence in schools. It focuses around corporal punishment, sexual violence and bullying in schools. The scale and severity of these forms of school violence, their causes and consequences and ways in which law and policy can be improved are presented. Authors of the report also included descriptions of already implemented intervention programmes tackling school violence.

European survey on children in alternative care

On 27th January in European parliament in Brussels Eurochild launched survey comparing the situation in 30 European countries on children in alternative care. According to Eurochild the outcomes of the survey show that approximately one million children of children in the EU are living in alternative care - including residential, community and family-based care.

Training on institutionalization and prevention of child abuse in Macedonia

In September 2009 First Children's Embassy in the Word „Megjashi" organised training devoted to the problem of institutionalization, respect of children rights and protection against child abuse within the institutions. The training gathered representatives of almost all residential institutions in Macedonia and other relevant state agencies directly engaged in the child protection system.

Trainings on child abuse in institutions in Latvia

In November 2009 Center against Abuse "Dardedze" invited professionals for two trainings titled "Child abuse in institutions - recognizing, helping, stopping". 40 participants, mainly social workers, care workers and psychologists from child care institutions, were introduced to the basics of the phenomenon. A lot of time was dedicated to identifying possible cases of abuse in institutions represented by the participants and problem solving. Resilience approach as an effective approach in working with children in institutions was also introduced.