This factsheet highlights the developments and challenges still ahead in Latvia and offers key recommendations to the EU and the national government to ensure that children are cared for in family-based settings.
Kārlis Lakševics, Artūrs Pokšāns and Kristians Zalāns - Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care1 Nov 2018
Using the data from a a nationwide evaluation of accessibility of employment and education in Latvia, the authors of this paper argue that due to the fragmented implementation of deinstitutionalisation (DI) and lack of a child centred approach throughout the education sector, despite educators firmly believing they are acting in the best interests of children, current practices of care contribute to the creation of ‘inclusive exclusion’
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 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.
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.
M. Lotko, L. Leikuma and M. Gopalswamy Battle -- 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference Society, Health, Welfare1 Jan 2016
This study notes that there are currently 700 million people below the poverty line. According to this study, around 40 percent are considered vulnerable children. It further states that according to UNICEF India has approximately 11 million children living on the streets. It is one of the highest concentration of the street children in the world. To investigate the status of street children, this study investigated outreach work in Latvia, Czech Republic and India.