Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Opening Doors for Europe's Children15 Mar 2019

This factsheet highlights the developments and challenges still ahead in Bosnia and Herzegovina and offers key recommendations to the EU and the national government to ensure that children are cared for in family-based settings.

Better Care Network 2 May 2017

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities during the seventeenth session (20 Mar 2017 – 12 Apr 2017) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

TransMonEE1 Nov 2016

This document summarizes the content of the 6-7 October 2016 Network Meeting of National Statistical Offices. The event comprised of a number of presentations on topics related to the SDGs and data on children in alternative care. 

Human Rights Watch3 Dec 2015

In this article, a Human Rights Watch researcher describes her personal experiences meeting adults and children in the Western Balkans who have spent their lives hidden away in institutions because they have a disability. 

Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina24 Sep 2014
Save the Children International 1 Feb 2014

In this paper, Save the Children International reviews the implementation of the UN Guidelines on the Alternative Care of Children in the Western Balkan Countries of Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

SOS Children’s Villages and the University of Bedfordshire 1 Jan 2014

This report from SOS Children’s Villages and the University of Bedfordshire provides reviews and assessments of the implementation of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in 21 countries around the world.

Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina1 Oct 2012
Hope and Homes for Children 1 Apr 2012

Hope and Homes for Children has been implementing ACTIVE Family Support in Sarajevo Canton in BiH since 2003. The program consists of two elements: the prevention of separation of children from their parents as the primary focus, and the reintegration of separated children from institutions back into their biological families. This unique and holistic program is tailored to the individual needs of each child and family and it is built on the following core values: partnership, respect, inclusion, sustainability and the best interest of the child.

Jasmina Selimović - Save the Children UK1 Jun 2010

This document contains the minimum standards for placing children in foster care in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Minimum Standards includes service specifications, instruments for monitoring compliance with standards, and guidelines for use of the minimum standards for day centers for children with developmental disabilities.