Special section: Decentralisation

On this page you will find resources and information on Decentralisation of social services, including information on the ChildHub conference on the same subject.

About the Conference

18 Jul 2016
Slides and posters from the Regional Policy Forum: Impact of Decentralisation on Social Services, May 10-11 2016 in Vienna, Austria.    Posters: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Kosovo Moldova Romania... Read more
11 Jun 2016
On 10-11 May 2016 in Vienna, Austria, the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe organised a Regional Policy Forum on Decentralisation of Social Services. This event brought together over 60 participants, including policy makers, local... Read more
24 May 2016
Conference research reports were developed for the conference „Decentralisation of Social Services: Methods, Consequences,Lessons Learnt” that took place 10-11 May 2016 in Vienna, Austria, organised by ChildHub. There are nine papers... Read more
18 May 2016
On 10-11 May 2016 Child Protection Hub for South East Europe organised a Policy Forum on Impact of Decentralisation on Social Services in Vienna, Austria. The event brought together about 60 policy makers, local authorities, representatives of... Read more

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01 Jan 2019
We are sharing this report, prepared by the Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children, NBU at the invitation of "Hope and Homes for Children - Bulgaria" (HHC). The evaluation presented in the document was prepared by the... Read more
01 Jun 2018
Dear colleagues, we are sharing with you the UNICEF document “Ending institutionalization and strengthening family and community based care for children in Europe and beyond”. The document aims at highlighting the need for the process of... Read more
01 Apr 2018
We are presenting this report (in Bulgarian) created by the Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children, NBU, entitled "The Process of Deinstitutionalization From a First-Person Point of View". The text looks at problems and... Read more

Decentralisation

[Bulgaria] 3 barriers and a method for ending institutionalisation, an article by Dr. Galina Markova
Date of publication: 2019
Like all socialist countries in the former Soviet bloc, Bulgaria developed a state-based child care system in the second half of the 20th century.
The story of Vesko - from a Special Needs School to a role model [Video]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion
Nova Television (Bulgaria) told the story of Vesko, who spent four years in a special-needs school without any mental disabilitiy and yet has escaped the trap of marginalization.
Opportunities for information exchange between institutions in the process of assessing the needs of and working with a child at risk [Video]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Know-How Centre for the Alternative Care for Children
We are sharing this edited video from the second monthly discussion meeting of the Know How Center for the Alternativ
[Bulgaria] Cedar Foundation's Biggest Success Story
Date of publication: 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria shared an interesting interview with Cedar Foundation's Executive Director Alexandrina Dimitrova, which looks at the history behind the foundation's creation, the organization's success, the organization'
[Bulgaria] Survey Highlights Worrisome Prejudice among Bulgarians towards Children from Institutions
Date of publication: 2019
An Alpha Research study conducted in ten municipalities with institutions for children highlighted the worrying Bul
[Bulgaria] A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the KHC evaluated the assigned tasks of Hope and Homes for Children - Bulgaria
Date of publication: 2019
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Know-How Centre for Alternative Care for Children with experience in direct field work and in research of the process of deinstitutionalization of child care - Borislava Mecheva, Valentina Bizheva,
[Bulgaria] An Assesment of the contributions of Hope and Homes for Children – branch Bulgaria in the deinstitutionalization process was presented to the professional community
Date of publication: 2019
On 23rd January 2019 Hope and Homes for Children - Branch Bulgaria held a conference on "Deinstitutionalization in the conditions of political turbulence, poverty and limited human resources".

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