07 February 2019

Child protection

The challenge, The world average ratio of children in residential care per 100,000 child population is 120, in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region it is 666 and in Armenia it is above 400, with around 3,000 children living in state-run residential care institutions, while the number of children in privately run institutions is not clear. Decades of…, The solution, Since 2015 there was an intensified effort of the Ministry and Labour and Social Affairs and a number of other actors, including UNICEF, to reform the old system relying mainly on residential care institutions. Progress was slow in some aspects, however major results were achieved over the past 3 years, in terms of legislation changes, capacity…, UNICEF recommends, Icon_coordination Take urgent action to continue the reform processes that were interrupted due to USAID withdrawal and change of Government. Icon_registration: child and a pencil. Take a broader look at the child protection system. An assessment of the child protection system should map all actors. Icon_document Develop a long-term strategy and…, Key achievements, An enabling legal and regulatory framework was established to support the child-care reform (adoption of the amendments to the Family Code, around 30 Government decrees, reflection of key priorities in strategic documents – including the National Strategy for Protection of Child Rights for 2017-2021; Human Rights Action Plan for 2017-2019;…