Children in Institutions

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.

Report on sexual violence in residential institutions in Poland

The report  “Sexual violence against children. Study of the phenomenon and dimensions of the violence against children raised in the residential institutions” has been prepared by the Nobody’s Children Foundation (Poland) in the frame of the Daphne programme. It is devoted to the problem of victimization of children living in residential care in Poland.


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.