Poland

Abused Child Quarterly on Resilience

The new edition of NCF' s quarterly publication „Abused Child. Theory, reserch and pracitice" has been just issued. Its main topic is resilience. The authors try to explain why some children in spite of their adverse experiences and bad conditions for development adapt positively and their development is not disturbed.

9th Conference Helping Children - Victims of Crime

On 22nd and 23rd of October took place the 9th International Conference „Helping Children-Victims of Crime" organized by Nobody's Children Foundation, the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Social Policy of Warsaw's City Hall.
Conference sessions revolved around helping children exposed to violence and abuse, as well as protecting the rights of children involved in legal proceedings. Domestic and international experts spoke about systemic solutions for preventing crimes against children; they also discussed methods, projects and initiatives offering practical assistance to children-victims of crime and their families.

One of Polish leading hotel groups has signed the Code of Conduct for the protection of children from sexual exploitation

Yesterday (9th October 2012), first time in Poland, leading company of Polish hotel market signed the Code of Conduct which is an instrument of self-regulation and corporate social responsibility providing increased protection to children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. It is regarded as one of the world's major tools for combating child sex tourism and comprises a set of six criteria which travel and tourism companies follow in order to provide protection to vulnerable children in tourism destinations. Signatory companies must implement the six criteria according to a set of minimum standards, a timeframe and reporting requirements.

20 years of the NCF publication - Abused Child Quarterly

The Nobody's Children Foundation published 39th issue of Abused Child Quarterly. Recent issue marks twenty years of the periodical - specialized publication with a main goal to broaden knowledge of professionals about different aspects of child abuse. Number 39 presents articles concerning different ways of treating children that constitute what is understood as child abuse, including physical and emotional violence, sexual abuse, commercial abuse, neglect and Munchausen syndrome by proxy. It is meant to serve as a compendium of knowledge, providing information on scale, conditions and consequences of main aspects of child abuse.