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Family Support and Alternative Care The Baltic Sea States Regional Report

In preparation for the Expert Meeting on Alternative Care and Family Support in the Baltic Sea Region - held in Tallinn, Estonia in May 2015 - the Children’s Unit in cooperation with the Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk conducted a mapping of family support and alternative care services in the Baltic Sea Region Member States in order to analyze the situation, assess the achievements since the 2005 Ministerial Forum and to identify relevant opportunities and challenges for the future by: (1) Identifying effective interventions to prevent children from being separated from their families by highlighting examples of good practices and services that ‘work’; (2) Ensuring the transition from institutional care to family based care by building necessary support systems and securing the quality of care; and (3) Safeguarding children’s rights in alternative care by encouraging child participation and by preventing abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.

Daja Wenke
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