Europe

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UNICEF,

The Child Protection Officer - Alternative Care and Reintegration - reports to the Child Protection Specialist based in Odesa for supervision and works collaboratively with teams at both Country and Field Office level.

UNICEF,

The Child Protection Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme.

UNICEF,

The consultant will work closely with UNICEF’s Kyiv and field Offices, notably within the various teams and thematic areas of child protection work, with key governmental counterparts leading the various components of return and reintegration (Ombudsman’s Office, Coordination Centre on Care Reform, Ministry of Social Policy, National Social Service, Regional Child Affairs Services, Regional Social Services, etc.) as well as with UNICEF’s implementing partners.

Allan Preston - Irish News,

One year after the publication of a major report into children’s social care services in Northern Ireland, its author has warned more children will end up in care without action. Professor Ray Jones spent 18 months on the review which involved speaking to children in care, social workers and many more to understand the situation in Northern Ireland. He found that a record high of more than 4,000 children were on waiting lists for social care, with many waiting over a year.

Yousur Al-Hlou, Masha Froliak - New York Times,

As news of Russia’s invasion spread through Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, Dr. Natalia Lukina was waiting for a taxi at her home. It was 6 a.m., and she was eager to get to work at Kherson Children’s Home, a state-run foster home for institutionalized children with special needs, where she served as a doctor.

Yousur Al-Hlou, Masha Froliak - New York Times,

As news of Russia’s invasion spread through Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, Dr. Natalia Lukina was waiting for a taxi at her home. It was 6 a.m., and she was eager to get to work at Kherson Children’s Home, a state-run foster home for institutionalized children with special needs, where she served as a doctor.

Justice With Children,

2025 World Congress on Justice with Children

Ingrid Bosseldal,

This article aims to trace and present some themes on Sweden's history of transnational adoption, with a particular focus on the public debate and the different narratives that representatives of the adoption triangle—the adoptees, the adoptive parents, and the biological parents—tell when dealing with transnational and transracial adoption as a personal and political phenomenon.

Rita Virbalienė, Janina Čižikienė,

This article aims to examine how the training and competencies of social workers during the deinstitutionalization processes in Lithuania impacted the preparation of children for independent living in society. The review of the scientific literature, presented in the article and the research data, can be applied to improve community care homes providing social services to highlight the role of social workers in creating a safe environment for the child, involving the child in the planning and organization of activities, fostering self-confidence and their abilities.

Hanna Kędzierska, Sylwester Zagulski,

The aim of this empirical study was to analyse the relevance of long-term care solutions implemented in Poland for children leaving foster care, from the perspective of professional caregivers of the process of becoming independent.