Bulgaria

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Opening Doors For Europe's Children1 Jan 2017

The Bulgaria Country Fact Sheet provides short details on the state of institutional care in Bulgaria.

Maria Milkova, Sofia Botevgrad, Byala Apeldoorn – Balkan Insight22 Dec 2016

This article discusses Bulgaria's challenges since the shut down of its crowded institutions, which housed disabled children.

Better Care Network3 Jun 2016

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Lumos1 Jun 2016

This report shares outcomes to date for a group of 1,292 children and young people with disabilities who have transitioned out of large residential institutions (institutions) into small group homes (SGHs) in the community.

Opening Doors for Europe's Children24 Feb 2016

This brief is part of the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign and is based on the proposal made to the Bulgarian Government by the Coalition ‘Childhood 2025’ to update the structure and content of the updated Action Plan.

For Our Children Foundation15 Jan 2016
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For Our Children Foundation will host a conference on 15 January 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Better Care Network and UNICEF17 Dec 2015

Published jointly with UNICEF, this new BCN Working Paper focuses on the role of gatekeeping in strengthening family-based care and reforming alternative care systems. This Working Paper reviews different approaches to gatekeeping in five countries--Brazil, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Moldova, and Rwanda--to consider what has and has not worked, to analyze lessons learned from practice, and to reflect on the implications for improving policy and programs in this area.

Chrissie Gale - Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care1 Dec 2015

This study discusses a variance in results in eliminating use of large-scale residential institutions for children across the CEE/CIS region.  

Georgette Mulheir, Chief Executive - Lumos1 May 2015

In this paper, Lumos reviews Bulgaria’s national strategy on deinstitutionalisation, adopted in 2010, and provides recommendations for ensuring the rights of children in the process.

Georgette Mulheir - Lumos1 Jan 2015

According to this report from Lumos, in 2010 there were more than 6,700 children living in institutions in Bulgaria. 

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