This factsheet highlights the developments and challenges still ahead in Croatia and offers key recommendations to the EU and the national government to ensure that children are cared for in family-based settings.
The Eurochild Conference in Opatija will bring positive examples of how public decision-makers at local, national and European levels are respecting the right of children to participate in decisions affecting them.
Florence Treyvaud Nemtzov, Kruno Topolski, Zuleima Reyes Tacoronte - SOS Children’s Villages International1 Oct 2018
This publication from SOS Children's Villages and CELCIS describes the two-year project 'Prepare for Leaving Care,' which aimed to "embed a child rights based culture into child protection systems which improves outcomes for children and young people in particular in the preparation for leaving care," with youth participation at the heart of all activities.
The Croatian Ministry of Demography, Family and Youth Affairs, in collaboration with UNICEF and a civil society organization in the country, has launched a foster care campaign under the slogan "Every Child Needs a Family," according to this article from Total Croatia News.
The 2017 country factsheets provide an update on the status of child protection and care reforms from 16 European countries that are the focus of Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign in Phase II.
Drago Župarić-Iljić & Dubravka Mlinarić - Revija Za Sociologiju1 Jan 2018
Special guardians have been tasked with safeguarding the rights of unaccompanied minors in Croatia and providing general assistance within the system of care during their stay and/or during the status recognition procedure. The authors of this study discussed the experiences of practitioners in the field and some of the most important challenges they are facing within the special guardianship system.
Ivana Čičak & Maja Laklija - Socijalne teme : Časopis za pitanja socijalnog rada i srodnih znanosti, Vol. 5 No. 5, 2018.1 Jan 2018
The goal of the research is to gain insight into the challenges of foster care for children with behavioral problems from the perspective of experts and their suggestions for improving foster care, with the purpose of identifying guidelines for the development of specialized foster care and protecting the welfare of children with behavioral problems.
The aim of this report from SOS Children's Villages is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the needs and rights of young people ageing out of alternative care around the world, in order to inform strategies, policies and services to improve their life chances and outcomes through appropriate preparation for leaving care as well as after-care support.
SOS Children’s Villages International and CELCIS1 Dec 2017
This Practice Guidance, developed by SOS Children’s Villages International and CELCIS, seeks to promote improvements in practice that should have a positive impact for young people during and after the leaving care process. The contents of this Practice Guidance are in good part informed by a detailed Scoping exercise that was carried out in each of the five countries participating in this project: Croatia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Spain.