Ensuring child welfare

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The child protection law (entered into force on 01.01.2016) specifies the functions of local government units and provides that the children rights and the compliance with the principles of child welfare should be outlined in the local governments' development plans. Geomedia is conducting a training, which focuses on drafting local government development plans that provide for child welfare. Eight local governments are participating in the pilot project. In the course of the training, early-alert services and providers are mapped as well as a handbook on "Quality Development in Child and Family Support" and a children and families' welfare profile were prepared. The training is supported by the European Economic Area (EEA) Finance Mechanism "Children and Youth at Risk" under the project "Support System Development for Children and Youth at Risk" subpart "Creation of Regional Entities to Support Children and Families".

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